Flying Fossil
102cm x 81cm



Egg
102cm x 81cm


Coral
102cm x 81cm

Membrane
102cm x 81cm



Pas de Deux
102cm x 81cm


New Species
102cm x 81cm

Uncanny
127cm x 102cm



Water & Gravity
127cm x 102cm


Professor Random
127cm x 102cm


BETWEEN CHANCE AND DESIGN


I am fascinated how chance or uncertainty can act as a gateway to discovery and lead me to find new images. My present series of work has been inspired by science.

I set my 'initial conditions' by reducing my materials to a basic minimum, using black and white primer only. Instead of choosing a subject matter I start by making spontaneous, arbitrary marks using a process of dripping, throwing and pouring the paint as well as tilting and shaking the canvas. By this method and using my intuition to balance, add to or dilute the medium, some startling new forms emerge.

I found this exiting experimental way of working has produced images ranging from the deceptively simple to very complex original forms.


All the works in this series are black and white primer on canvas.


Soundscapes - Martin and Barbara Bristow

These audio tracks were composed to be listened to in conjunction with viewing of the whole series of paintings as shown in the 'Creation Story'.

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