Acrylic, soft pastel, oil pastel and carbon pencil on wood panel.
Channeling diverse influences ranging from endangered species and cut flower arrangements, to children’s amusements and Italian folk music, this mixed media painting captures the fleeting quality of life. By suffusing abstracted swathes of colour with carefully drawn details and a coral reef aesthetic, the works ask viewers to untangle dense layers and find relationships in seemingly disparate imagery. Geometric shapes resembling building blocks threaten to swallow carefully rendered details of plants, suggesting their likely demise through the agency of human progress. However, rather than obliterating the natural living things, these geometric shapes appear to be replicating themselves – learning how to grow alongside the natural world.