The modern world is one of speed and noise, constant stimulation. This work seeks a respite from these distractions, a direct connection instead to the stillness, to time, to imagination.
Traversing the grandeur of scale and the delicate nature that close-quarters provides, these works seek to evoke intimacy and awe and position them side by side ; a metaphor for our experience of the human condition.
Opposites connect ; light with shadow, land with water, earth with sky. Each gives meaning to its counterpart through the context the other provides. Images whilst recognisable, also feel somewhat otherworldly and ethereal. They are shadows and reflections of the parts of ourselves which exist beside us or within us but not always visible.
Each of these works is a moment of escape for the artist, deeply felt in the moment, an intake of breath, a sigh of relief at the beauty found or a relieved exhale of despair that manifested in beauty. These works have all been in some way an antidote to the artist’s human condition, may they be the same for you.
The images have been taken in a range of locations from parks in the centre of London, to gardens on the outskirts of Melbourne and various locations across the Grampians (Gariwerd) in Victoria. They are both around us, within us and reflected back to us, to be forever a reflection of what is right under our noses and which we mustn’t ever, ever forget.