ABOUT THE WORK
“Places for Reflection” is a series of oil paintings and drawings depicting vast spaces of ocean and sky. To explore the ideas of reflection and the spiritual qualities of nature, the paintings begin with an underlying layer of gold or silver leaf (a reflective surface, and also a reference to the icon paintings of art history). The process of painting is additive and reductive, allowing the leaf at times to shine through the oil paint, exploring the ideas of revelation and reflection.
The graphite drawings of open ocean surfaces hint at the ideas of vastness and spaciousness in an atmosphere of both simplicity and complexity, using the most simple of materials to create a highly complex surface. The process of creating them is a meditative one, and they are meant to evoke an infinite, contemplative space.