Leaf Mapping

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Turning Tide and Shape Shifting

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Both paintings were done from a tiny piece of realistic landscape from earlier paintings. The fragments were magnified many times and translated into these large paintings. I explored the telescopic act of being able to see things both very close up and at great distance. Lens technology allows us this process of condensing and exploding images and of making the connections between different systems of thought: tiny, fragmented and microscopic on one end of the scale and the vast and encompassing nature of space on the other.

Related to this is the interplay between the realistic and abstract and the process of moving from one form to the other and back again. When an image is greatly enlarged, the structure appears to explode as the elements move apart and disembody themselves. It is the same as the process of abstraction where the lines, forms and colours gain independence from pictorial image. It relates to the shifting frameworks of how we see space-time in terms of where we are in history and according to different disciplines of study.

These two paintings are the beginning of a series that will continue exploring this theme.

Drawings

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Paintings

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