Memento (Im)mori

Ink and acrylic on canvas

1070 mm x 1370 mm

My work explores the beauty of chaos, chance and natural order. I enjoy traversing between conscious decision-making and an unconscious meditative practice led by materials.

I organically ‘grow’ my paintings using recipes of paint, inks and pigments. The materials create complex, organic images featuring naturally-occurring patterns: fractals, vortex streets and meanders. By exposing the mathematical patterns of biology, chemistry and nature in this way, the work suggests the universal interconnectedness of all things. It is simultaneously a scientific, spiritual and aesthetic quest for knowledge – something I call ’quantum animism’.

Emerging Category

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