Exploring the Liminal: Where Nature & Imagination Collide
In my work I attempt to capture visually, the liminal state where the objective, natural world meets and interacts with the subjective, internal world of the imagination.
At this stage, my work reflects my beginnings in communicating visually, my journey into a sense of “other-ness”.
In my works Strange Angles (in eight parts) and Strange Angles 2 (in two parts), I was influenced by a short story written by Frank Belknap Long, The Hounds of Tindalos (1929), where angles are presented as doorways into a different state of being, contrasted with our natural world. It was from there that my work Catalpa Man (triptych) evolved, with the third panel showing that these beings can reach self-enlightenment. Contrasted with this, is an older work (Self)-Creation that shows where Nature has influenced my imagination as much as early 20th century horror fiction.
It is not that horror – whether from fiction or personal experience (Life Interrupted: Tragedy) – has created the world I live in, but its influence can be seen, and hopefully felt in my work.
It is my hope that these paintings can express a story in how I experience the world around me.
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