"We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words--to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it."
- C.S. Lewis
I am interested in the relationship we have with nature and our environment, both positively, negatively and how this affects us on an emotional level. My paintings feed off the fascination I have with Ecopsychology, Conservation and Biodiversity.
The spiritual connection humans have with the natural world is as old as humanity. It’s an integral part of human nature whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. The natural world provides the vital necessities of life: water, food, and air. But it also provokes awe, wonder and exhilaration that touch our souls in ways we can’t completely describe.
My work taps into our collective subconscious of the deep emotional connection with environment and nature. From a distance, my paintings will simultaneously resemble vast glacial landscapes and intricate microscopic patterns, acting as complimentary and contradictory to each other in an encircling game. The natural elements which flow from an emotional outpouring create fractal natural patterns that draw the viewer into a world each viewer translates through their own perception of the natural world. Different aspects of each of my works can be viewed as a mountainside, cell structure, flowing rapids and perplexing botany patterns – all combined and swirled together – to create timeless works of art that could be appreciated at any time in human history.
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