Large-scale works made in communication with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The works in this series developed over a twelve month period (summer 2016 - summer 2017) and are intended above all as a tribute to Stravinsky. Epic, iconic, untouchable, The Rite of Spring is an incredibly powerful work of raw, sometimes savage emotion.
The works in this series, first exhibited in September 2017, explore the Rite's music and its narrative, but also follow a trajectory of their own, linking with and developing themes already central to my practice.
between three worlds
(2014 - ONGOING)
Taking influence from personal experience, classical mythology and Dante's Commedia, concentrating particularly on existential and ontological themes, these works explore human potential and human transience. Space and time is radically questioned. Figures are pulled between states of being; through sublime ascent, catastrophic destruction and the predicaments in-between. Avoiding idealism and with no certain answers, these works question different types of love, different states of being, examining the edges of existence and beyond.
(2013 - ongoing)
Spiritual landscapes exploring edge and infinity. In Limine (meaning on the edge or at the threshold of), develops my interest in the edges of spiritual and physical being, but in these works all immediate reference to narrative and allegory has been overwritten. Elements of landscape endure and external stimuli are still sometimes used, but now only to give rhythm and motion to the work. Abstract fields and minimal landscapes navigable only by transition and shifting horizons.
(2018 - )