IMPERFECTION OF MEMORY
psychological stress and a path to healing.
IN RESIDENCE June 14th-August 1st 2010
The Bird House Gallery, 99-101 Lark Lane, Liverpool.
Forever changing surfaces eternal forms remain,
Waters flow with time, on human shores we do the same.
The tide and sediment of time are not of our consent,
The weathered surfaces of souls spoils not natures artisan intent.
purposefully waited for a bleak venue before first showing this
collection. What was important was highlighting the psychological
dimensions of the paintings by creating an environment that mirrored
the harshness and the loneliness of human stress. Our mental
health in life determines our reality, modern life separates
us from our instincts and passions and this undermines our mental
strength. I wanted each painting to be a meditation on how our
reality can change. At first the work seems distressed or despondent,
but the work is as much about hope as it is about the meaningless
is a safe place, between worlds; the lines of flux represent the
interaction between what is internal and external. It is an attempt
to reconcile our duality as nature has. Sometimes the lines take
on the form of a distorted halo, suggesting that is our potential
to understand pain within ourselves and within others that makes
us holy and our immortality is that which exists in all of us
as an imperfect creature at the vanguard of a long evolutionary
story. Art is a voice for the limitations and
failings within our hearts, and therein lies its capacity
to heal. There is a certain peace that exists in the
acceptance of what we really are.