The origins of my recent work emerged from a deep and urgent desire to find sanctuary. I often feel nourished by reflections of Summer and it’s abundance of opportunities to commune with the rivers that cut through the landscape I call home. I consider the natural world to be a temple and a sacred place of worship: one where I can exist in a transcendent and sublime state of joy, free of eco grief, of pandemic anxiety and of any sense of shame.
The visual elements of the work have been primarily harvested from memory. The palette is inspired by the endemic color-scapes of the feral environment that surrounds me. The abstract gestures mimic my corporeal remembrance of navigating this wild landscape. The figures languidly drift through a healing and consecrated atmosphere, much like a water womb or a source for them to return to.