A Sense of Place
In this on-going series, A Sense of Place, I start to move into more organic forms and shapes. I am interested in how emotions and information can be transmitted, through mark making and form. I have always observed and explored my natural surroundings, sketching the smallest plant, studying the shapes of rocks on the mountain top, the patterns in water, and cracks in the sidewalks. I am highly influenced by the state of the environment and the shapes, line and colour that exist everywhere we look. I am in awe everyday of the planet and the ability of natural systems to provide all the necessary fundamentals for life on earth. With our increasingly precarious relationship to the earth, my experiences in wild spaces are aiming to reinforce my sense of place on this planet. It is within this context that these series of paintings have been created.