Harmony from chaos: taking the singular elements, shapes and patterns of the west coast landscape and reconstructing them to create work that reflects the interconnectedness of life. Interconnectedness is a concept central to human philosophies as diverse as environmentalism and Buddhism, and is an important guiding principle in this place and at this time. Crows and the sacred symbol of the spiral unite this work.
The oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices, the spiral is fundamental to nature, appearing on animals such as snails and seashells, and occurs in natural phenomena such as whirlpools, hurricanes, tornadoes and spinning galaxies. The spiral has become a powerful symbol for creation and growth, used by many ancient cultures and religious traditions. It represents the journey as life unfolds. Spirals have been linked to nature, the seasons, and the path of life: birth, growth, death and reincarnation.
oil on canvas
acrylic on wood panel
watercolour on cold-pressed paper