Transcend, 2016

To Transcend – to be or go beyond the range or limits of a field of activity or conceptual sphere. To rise above, to surpass, to eclipse, to overcome limitations that are physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual.

“The Philosophy (of Nature) is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes — I mean the universe — but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”  — Galileo Galilei

There are a number of recurrent threads interwoven into the body of my Paintings, spanning decades of my art making process, namely the use of the material substances of Gypsum, oil paint and synthetic gold and silver leaf, and the thematic use of geometry and writing. The Gypsum and synthetic gold and silver leaf, by virtue of their nature, will continue to transform or change – they are representative of the maxim “all is in a state of flux”.

The Geometry signifies that which we know – the fathomable; the writing appears to be unfathomable as a known language, and as such is representative of that which we do not know or that which we cannot describe in words.