Last night, I am in a classroom at dark. The walls and tables are white. We are there to study the moon, and are observing the sphere through a large rectangular window. The moon is a blood moon, a shining bright orange orb in a sea of black. Every time I open and close my eyes, it appears to shift in size and location across the sky, growing progressively in magnitude with each open-and-shut. In this moment, I realise that the moon is on a flight trajectory to the earth. We will be hit. There is panic and everyone scatters, crouching under tables and chairs with hands over head. As the moon makes impact, the whole world shakes. Paper and dust.
Later, I walk the rooms of a school collecting blank sheets of paper of appropriate transparency so that we may begin to make again.
Later, a tiger in found across the street in the midst of a commotion of horses. Wild eyes.
VENUS TIPPED ON A HALF SHELL, acrylic on paper, 2015 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
FOUR YOU FOR YOU, KOOKOOKABLU, pencil crayon on paper, 2015 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
WHITE SHADOWS, 2015
This video serves as a 4 minute visual response to Canadian composer Lydia Ainsworth's orchestral piece 'White Shadows'. Rather than work with narrative, the focus was to create an interplay with the song – something akin to the invisible dance that takes place within the subconscious mind as an underlying energy takes shape and begins to grow. A dance because the evolution of an idea (a shadow) is often non-linear, traveling miles intuitively up from the depths in trust before suddenly arriving into light.
Mixed media: graphite, pencil crayon, acrylic, gouache on paper
NUMBER 9, graphite on paper, 2015 (21 x 29.7cm)
HD209458 B IN FOUR PARTS, gouache and graphite on paper, 2014 (29.7 x 42.0cm)
SCHMETTERLINGE (Detail), graphite on paper, 2011 (42.0 x 59.4cm)
GEGENTEIL VON NO. 9, graphite on paper, 2015 (29.7 x 42.0cm)
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE, gouache and graphite on paper, 2011 (29.7 x 42.0cm)
TICK TICK BOOM, gouache and graphite on paper, 2011 (29.7 x 42.0cm)
EVER AND EVER (AND EVER, AND EVER) IN 11 FRAMES, gouache and graphite on paper, 2015