ANIMISMS 1 (series)
This series was inspired by the topic of animism - which is less an ideology and more a sensibility or style of engaging with the world and the beings that populate it. Having an animistic sensibility means you attribute sentience to a wide range of beings, possibly also technology and forces of nature. This sentience is immanent rather than transcendent and as an ontology, animism blends and blurs with other ontologies, opening it up to contradictions, humour, imagination, inspiration, and reflexive awareness.
This series of paintings are handmade on a digital substrate, then printed onto aluminium panels. The flatness of the final works belie their analog tactility; making no apologies for allowing a machine to assist in the production. Rather than being a direct translation from tablet screen to material surface, the process to arrive at the work entails a crossing over from digital to material and back again, sometimes many times. Material paintings are photographed or videoed; digital images are photographed through the tablet screen, and natural elements are layered between image, screen and lens. The painting develops on the digital substrate as in classic painting - through layering, removing, reworking and revealing.
Title: ABALONE BIRD. Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper. 500mmx750mm
Title: WATER FLOWER GLASS. Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper. 750mmx1000mm
Title: COCONUT OIL. Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper. 750mmx1000mm
Title: GHOST GUM. Fine Art print on Hahnemühle bamboo matt paper. 500mmx750mm