Meanderings into the world of cuts and folds; apertures into whole worlds of shadows and light interplaying … feeling as though I have stepped onto a side track discovering a new adventure that is awaiting me …
“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.” Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows, Japan 1933
480 x 480mm 2017 Gouache on paper
This piece explores the energy espoused in the musical compositions I was listening to at the time. Using a combination of gradated ‘colourwaves’ along with the employment of angled cuts and folds in the paper, the piece became reflective of not only the storms that raged outside this winter season, but allowed for the idea of a fugue to be explored where each cut and fold represented a current of pattern culminating into a climax of colours that reflected the early burst of wildflowers.