At the Mountains of Madness, 2023
Ink, alkyd, glass, oil, pigment, and lacquer on canvas.
I am searching for a new language of painting that responds to our contemporary experience of a changing world. I strive to create paintings that change in front of the viewer’s eye, react to the light, space, shadows and reflections from passers by. My process is guided by an idea of the cycle of matter, and of colour as an indicator revealing this change. The rainbow-like structural colour is created by wavelengths of light, rather than by pigment. This alchemical process has demanded two years of research in the material sciences laboratory testing various alcohols and solvents.