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Wiggly Things

Posted on March 25, 2017

Here are a few more photos of the “Wiggly Things” painting series.  Wiggly Things was showcased as part of the Shake It Up Exhibition in Nishi Gallery, curated by Professor David Williams and Anna Trundle. The series is inspired by philosopher Alan Watts’ discussion of “wiggliness.” The paintings represent the breakdown of rigid structures and organic elements into abstracted, fractured, and warped forms. In doing so, this series explores the futility of the human desire to impose order on an infinitely complex and ever-changing universe. Wiggly Things relies on painting as a means to disrupt linguistic categories and communicate outside of them. The series embraces the nature of the world that surrounds us as wiggly, chaotic, and unpredictable; the paintings find beauty in depicting and celebrating that rather than forcing it to adhere to a rigid structure.

Image by Lee Grant

Image by Lee Grant

Image by Lee Grant

Image by Lee Grant

ONE

Posted on March 1, 2015

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I had my first solo painting exhibition, ONE at Honkytonks last week! ONE featured a selection of paintings I made over the past year and a half. The series was united by my desire to visualize a breakdown of the physical world experienced through memories, dreams, and spiritual exploration. I am inspired by theosophy, mysticism, psychology, and meditation and use contrasting elements, motion, and fractured forms to evoke duality, ephemerality, and ambiguity. By taking the spiritual as its central focus, ONE investigates how abstract painting can convey an experience in which one is immersed and from which one lacks critical distance.

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The exhibition made it into the Canberra Chronicle! Next to an article about nudism.

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