Painting, Oil, Canvas, 73 x 73 cm, 2011
Waterworks is my latest series of paintings created while in residence at Ondarte. These works explore the combination of figures and water, and are a continuation of my interest in body language, emotion and narrative. My intention is to extend the concept of a portrayal of a figure using the water to express something more about them through a reflection, or through the surface qualities of the water, or through the gesture of the figure. The resulting combination has the capacity to invoke a deeper emotion, or portray an alter ego, a secret desire, or a darker side of the person involved.