Friday 1 March 2013

New Work: North Head (2012)

North Head (2012) is a series I began at North Head Sanctuary, located in Manly on Sydney's Northern Beaches last November.  These gentle landscapes are inspired by the great painter of light, Joseph Mallord William (JMW) Turner.  JMW Turner has taught me to appreciate the incredible richness and variety of colours that can be found in the softest of tones, created by natural flora and fauna.  With the naked eye, many of these colours are difficult to see.  By decontextualising the scene in-camera, I am able to free the light and colour from their fixed and precise position, allowing them to live and swim more freely, giving the work added depth, colour, energy and emotion.

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