Like the earlier series, BODY & LIGHT, these drawings evoke fleeting moments of illumination in the darkness of the body, the earth, the ocean, or deep space. The drawings are swiftly executed using a Chinese calligraphy brush and black pigment and casein. The pigment disperses at different speeds and densities, enhancing the feelings of immersion. Light plays a major role, acting as a foil to the weight of the ground or body, evoking the luminous beginnings of astral matter. The works seem to emerge, rather than be willed, into form.
NORTH LIGHT, 2014Elemental, The Atkinson, Southport, England, 2015