Underworld - 2003
Water is the essential ingredient of life. Its dual nature is fascinating. It is calm and ferocious, gentle and strong embodying that collision of the real/unreal that I have long cultivated in my work. Under the water, there is an altered sense of reality. Matter becomes fluid and human figures become abstracted shapes, their proportions redefined. Movement is slowed as though to be savoured, the outside world is transformed into a distant dreamscape. Sounds become almost tangible. Underworld attempts to provide a physical presence for these elusive shapes and to portray the textural richness of this subject matter. Underworld consists of prints that are archival pigment-based inks on watercolour paper, 40x60 in light boxes and a short video exploring the experience through uniquely different mediums.