Ascension

This series of paintings is an exploration of Pagan-Celtic spirituality through the use of layering and removal of paint, mark-making and choice of gold pigment. The series begins with tracing the journey of a line (Ascension I), before it subsequently forms the outline of a circle as it ascends into deeper planes, to return once more, from where it set off (Ascension VII). The use of gold pigment is both majestic and grounding due to its natural earthy undertones, thus grounding the intangible in the here and now.