What this work is about

This is a series of works on paper that explore the shift from summer to autumn. Twice a year (the spring and autumn equinox) the Earth's pole is not tipped and day and night become equal in length. The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the Celestial Equator (the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator from north to south). This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. In mythology, this is the Heavenly Dance, the Celestial Pursuit which takes place between the Sun and the Moon. These artworks capture this magical shift in time and the balance between night and day, dark and light. This is a fleeting moment in Time when the earth changes from from green to gold, orange and red. It is the beginning of the death and of the year, as the nights get longer and the days shorter.

These artworks are painted on paper, combining ink, spray-paint and layers of oil paint. The mixed materials lend themselves to improvisation and spontaneity which chime with what the work is about.


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