Journal

Fits & Starts

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Work in progress
acrylic on canvas
200 × 200mm
2019

A rapid gestural red/pink laid down on an old metallic purple followed much later – days, weeks – with a static grey rectangle.

In fits and starts these works become records of relatively brief action interspersed by much longer periods of non-intervention.

Substance

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Substance (dazzle)razzle
acrylic on canvas
400 × 400mm
2010

The smaller companion piece to Ceremony.

Ceremony

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Ceremony (razzle)
acrylic on canvas
600 × 600mm
2010

One from the archives, an “in-betweener” – one of those works made after one body of work and before the next.

Known ideas and new unknowns

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What happens when I make a painting which sits outside of my ideas about the type of work I make? For example, if I believe I only make abstract work, what happens when I make something different?

Do I dismiss this new painting because it’s doesn’t sit within my current (and long held) beliefs about the type of work I make or do I instead expand my notion of what I make, risk undermining what I thought was true, and in turn open up plenty of new unknowns, uncertainty and possibility?