Mixed media on paper, mounted onto canvas board.
10" X 10"
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour
- William Blake, from ‘Auguries of Innocence'
Imagination and emotions of nostalgia provide the basis of all my work and from a young age I have been compelled to work in intricate detail. The narrative behind each work often involves memory and reactions to life experience.
Each is a lengthy process of contemplation and concentration in a fragmented way with ideas and expression. This reveals itself through a multitude of concentric circles and networks, the circles can be likened to minute cells, with the nucleus of each cell telling a story, acting as microscopic representatives for the macroscopic events that shape each of us as individuals, and as a whole.