Seismic Shift Paintings 2012
These paintings are a visual exploration of physical fraturing, tearing apart, using the idea of sesmic shifting as separation. Whether physically in the body or as landmass, what I have come to understand through the making of these paintings is the ideas of fracture and fission are something of an impenetrable impossibility, whatever division is created by such force is also the creation of new kinds of space. The breaking itself, fracturing, fissure etc is actually necessary to the transformative process, both physically and with wider implications. it is impossible to recombine or create without the destruction of what was. In these paintings, the "breaking" demonstrates positive and negative space as interchangeable,, each essential to maintain the tension of the whole, pulling apart and simultaneously interlocking.