That Dark Sea – November 2015

“To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms. lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that it’s surroundings fade away…to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.”

Rebecca Solnit – A Field Guide to Getting Lost

When I found this book I thought I was lost. Upon reading it, I understood that lost is what I need to become. It suggested to me a way of working that was less deliberate, less controlled. This series of work is more about losing myself than deliberately creating a picture. Being lost in thematic pondering, in layers, impediments, abrasion, erasure, heat and materials… painting my way into painting.

This exhibition was held at the Byron School of Art Project Space, all works are mixed media on board.

“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.”

Rebecca Solnit – A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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