StatementThis latest body of works entitled "Landscapes of the mind" aim to explore symbolically, both the outer political, social and cultural landscapes of our time, as well as the inner landscapes of the human psyche.
These landscapes are painted intuitively and without any pre -editing, or reference to any particular place in mind. They evolve naturally and without scrutiny, which allows for a narrative to unfold.
The writings from Herman Melville's Moby Dick : "For this appalling ocean surrounds this verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half-lived life" was a starting point to this work and was influential in anchoring the context both at an existential level and soul level.
"Consider the subtleness of the sea; how it's most dreaded creatures glide underwater, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure... consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find strange analogy to something in yourself?' Herman Melville, "Moby Dick".
Msc Art Psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.(2005)
BA Hons Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art. (1998)