A white hot orb lingers in the sky. Multiple trajectories coincide, multiple moments collide. I am the passenger in a car hurtling through space and time, glimpsing between trees and suspension wires and motorway lights for that exact moment when the sun sinks low enough to illuminate the clouds with its beautiful glow. I capture the moment with my camera. For a split second this world is eclipsed by another moment. The Sun reaches out to me. I feel there is something beyond all this. Not at the fiery centre of this burning sphere but underneath consciousness, another dimension out in the space-time, a leap of faith beyond the stars.
Working it out for hours in oil paint helps me to understand the complexity of what I saw as a 2D image even if I can’t fully convey the gravity of its occurrence amongst uncountable simultaneous events. Instead I can perhaps attempt to elaborate on the beauty of it, capturing it for a certain time I wrap it in brass, fix it in, put that brief instant on pause. An echo of that one split second is now suspended, it traverses time creating a porthole through to the present moment, which by sheer coincidence or perhaps at the will of an all seeing and knowing power, you are viewing now.
3 × oil paintings on circular 80cm diameter cotton canvas, bespoke brass frames, brass nuts and bolts. Created 09.2019 – 01.2020
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, London, UK 17.07.2018 at 20:24
Undefined location on E411, Wallonia, Belgium 17.08.2018 at 18:38
Undefined location on E45, Tuscany, Italy 20.09.2018 at 16:30