2018

Corridors
Whitespace Contemporary Art
October 28 - November 16

Epiphyte is a composition that came out of my sketches of the epiphytic Moreton Bay Fig entwined aroudn the already twisted form of its host, an olive tree. Although it would have taken decades to reach the stage at which I observed it, the resulting structure was a visible act of violence and dynamism as the two trees stood simultaneously locked in entanglement - each nearly indistinguishable from the other - and bifurcated in the branches' fight for space as they pushed against one another in the bid for more light, all the while managing to avoid toppling over entirely.

Distortion in depth perception and morphology in the experience of darkened places is the focus of the ongoing Blanket series. Adorning walls and shrouding a room in an expansive blanket, darkness is a continuous source of spatial narrative for me.

Corridors is the result of my continued reflection on the dwelling place and the phenomenological experience of space.

Blanket III & IV
Acrylic on linen
45 x 35cm each
Epiphyte
Acrylic on linen
190 x 90cm
A Landing
Acrylic on linen
45 x 35cm
Shift
Acrylic on linen
45 x 35cm
Niche
Acrylic on linen
45 x 35cm
In the Corner
Acrylic on linen
45 x 35cm

The four small paintings of corridor-like spaces are an exploration of the psychological impact of architectural spaces, and in particular; thresholds, stairways and corridors. The series focuses on visitation, re-visitation and memory of places, and subsequently the continous change and expansion of these sites in the mind of the dweller.