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Wing Paintings are iridescent mirrors. When separate the two sides don't have as much meaning as when they are together - partners, synaesthetically more complicated and whole. Musical pieces. Geography, land mass, landscape, solar system, clouds, blended, merged, pressed, dragged. The eye makes sense out of chaos, seeing shapes in random patterns - pareidolia.So when people they say they are vaginas I realise they're right. 

The paint tearing apart in mitosis is ecstatic, the outcome beyond human control. The mirror images, twins or couples are not precise doubles. Nothing is. They are an evolution from one at source becoming two multiplying to family or group and merging. Stars, hearts, wings, vaginas, land masses, countries, words, notes. What they are is open-ended, breathing. 


The Wing Paintings (Synesthesia) and The Petal Paintings (Isolation) are Before and After and Before again and After again. 



Petal paintings are matte and reflective in different light and also iridescent so that two colours appear with shifts of perspective. Inherent, then, is their two-fold nature: a mirror image but with a variation. Petal paintings are the group and the outsider, disease and health, dissonance and harmony, conformity and non-conformity, evolutionary variance or breakdown, border integrity and leakage, connecting and not connecting, perfection and imperfection. Whether the different entity, the outsider, is beautiful or deformed depends on the point of view. As I pared down to these singular, floating objects on paper I realised their fractal nature and relationship to DNA. 



(4.5 Metres x 1.5 Metres)

Stroke Freeze, 2017, Oil pastel, acrylic, collage on paper, 4.5 x 1.5m, contact artist for sale.


When my mother had a stroke we were all plunged into the world of the medical system with all its paraphernalia and the fall-out was explosive.