ABOUT THE ARTIST
Exploring the concept of ‘conditional optimism’ my work confronts dominant narratives of pessimism and celebrates human progress.
My current series Pattern Seeker draws inspiration from machines that embody scientific progress and the ever expanding limits of human ingenuity, such as the neutrino detectors in Japan, particle detectors of the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, the F1 rocket engine that powered Saturn 5 moon rockets and experimental fusion reactor chambers. The constructive cooperation by individuals from a vast multitude of backgrounds (national, cultural and religious) with the goal of furthering our understanding of the physical universe manifests the truth that we are a species can achieve more when we stand together than when we stand apart.celebrates human progress.
I use line, colour and simple geometric shapes to create rhythms and patterns within a mesmerising landscapes reminiscent of the worlds created in the stained glass windows of the cathedrals of the past and the meditation wheels of the Eastern religious tradition. These hugely ambitious efforts may well lead to answers to questions that have troubled philosophers and religious thinkers for thousands of years – who are we, where do we come from, what is our purpose – is there a purpose.
Our ancestors were pattern-seeking hunter-gatherers way before they were farmers whose ability to seek and find patterns in the world allowed them to live long enough to procreate and pass on what has been humanity’s unique characteristic – our curiosity.
Science fills me with awe and captures my imagination and gives me a philosophical view of life. I am exploring arts ability to capture these qualities to fill people with awe, to engage their curiosity and to get them to think about the very nature of existence.