WHY THE HEART OF THE MATTER
In the past two to three years while planning and thinking about ‘The Heart of the Matter' I have had the joy of much of my earliest artistic experimentation with mixed media coming to fruition. In my use of materials I have audaciously attempted to express nature's inexhaustible abundance, and humankind's destructive abuse of our world. The theme of the exhibition, is one of limitless possibilities addressing as it does, The Human Condition.
In water-based marbling I found a secret affinity with the magical, rich and varied shapes embodying the organic qualities of water plants and animals. It gave me a visual language that was suitably out of my control. I later employed a wide variety of different inks and acrylics, using materials in relief, with the background canvas offering an alternative level and different thicknesses of paper adding the subtlety that somehow met the needs of the scope of my endeavour.