• 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue
  • 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue
  • 3D Sculptural Wave in Wood. Memories of Blue

A little insight into the process involved in creating a piece like Memories of Blue (soon to be made in perspex.) My final year of study sort to find a way to embrace both traditional and modern mediums. A highly unique methodology has been researched and developed to create this engaging art piece. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary art practices, this piece culminates both eras of art making. The software utilised to create the waves structures, allows for complex patterns, not easily formed by hand given natures intricacies, but possible with the advent of the computer married with mathematics. Driven by complex mathematical algorithms which are based in statistical models of deep ocean waves. Then a time consuming process of cutting the pine wood begins, driven by the computers geometric modelling, the machine forms the sculptures waves. This piece is unique in that i ...

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  • To be Longing for Belonging

Oil on Canvas. The Clouds are raining, longing to return to the sea,  belonging together in unison. A cyclic love affair worthy of a symphony. Colossal Wellington clouds are the stuff  stories and legend are made of. ...

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Clouds in the Sea

Oil on Wooden Round. Experimenting with shifting the paint and actively allowing the subconscious process to dictate, instead of the conscious. ...

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  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting
  • Painting Painting Painting

These past two weeks have been quite productive, the significant reason being a space to create in, what a world of change that has brought to my focus and frenzy to finally make works, years of pent up artist frustration unleashed! Here are some snaps of the last couple of weeks. I thank in large part for this the enabling and encouraging established artist and mentor, Lynne Sandri. Also the words of Agnes Martin on the Freedom of Mind. Reading her words has really opened the door. You can read some of her amazing insights here: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/03/31/agnes-martin-john-gruen-interview/ A painting in the technique of Automatism, a tool used by surrealists and writers alike, used to tap into the subcoinscious mind. Cy Twombly was a big advocate of it. It is truly a spiritual revelation to work in this paradigm. ...

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