The Shetland series is an archaeological inquiry into the study of temporality and ephemerality. I visualise temporality as pockets of time (with varying depths) akin to the inner spaces of consciousness. The ephemeral is fleeting and is at home on the surface plane.The use of bitumen as a medium can capture the sense of depth and mystery associated with temporality. Its resulting rippling effect, once dried, creates a textured decorative plane which inevitably captures the light and in doing so adds a substrate of evanescence onto the substance of permanence.The Shetland series was so called as it echoed my sensory and emotional response to the landscape of Shetland. Shetland is cold and nestled in the dark waters of the North Sea and brings with it a sense of journeying into the unknown.
This series of paintings was selected by a jury of international art curators for exhibition at Artexpo New York to showcase the theme 'Transformation'.
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