I love working with resin. It is so shiny yet so very deep. It is the only material that I can guarantee I will use in every work that I create. Its abilities are endless. The black background is all important it really is the main feature of the piece. Its depth and endlessness as if you could just jump in and free fall for ever into the darkness is imperative. But then out of darkness cometh light and as I said my scars are beautiful and all beings have light. The paint almost moves by itself free flowing experimental, ever exciting ever surprising.
Paintings with glorious textures that blend harmonious colour schemes and reflections. Creating wonderful ways in which the light enhances and changes colours. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t and that’s the fun. Creating a painting with fluid flowing movements letting the materials find their own path then using gems, crystals, wood any number of other things to add layer and depth to the piece.
Scars on My Heart
All images photographed by Mental Images ©Mental Images 2015
By emphasising aesthetics, making works interactive the aim is to amplify the surprise and emotion of the viewer by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images and feelings that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
My creations do not reference recognisable form, resulting in meaning being shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
So for me art is the most eloquent way I can communicate the way in which I feel. Being led by my heart and not my head has taken me on the most amazing emotional journeys.
This is what I aim to create within my work. But do not see me wrongly I am not tortured, my scares are beautiful.
Scars on My Heart, Asylum Art Gallery,
29 - 31 August, 10am - 4pm.
Private View: 28 August, 6pm - 9pm.