The focus of this body of work is on Lines, Shapes and Spaces. A layering of real time responses to sounds and feelings. Leaving you with the wonder of what happens next. Mirroring thoughts and emotions, the lines are measured by the time they take to draw. They follow the sounds of gongs and music as they evolve, or just are.
As with thinking, where does the line go, is it finite, does it lead us off into the unknown or come back again, does it create a shape, a space to dwell - to pause.
Lines and shapes depend on one another to create spaces. A balance of opposites beckons dualities, such as dark-light, chaos-calm, rough-smooth, negative-positive, fullness-emptiness and so on. The space is as significant as the detail within it. Absence is as important as presence. Lines drawn without looking at the page create a harmonious duality of naivety with maturity.
“The most important thing I learned today was how the line leaves the page” - Keith Rogers
FROM HERE TO THERE
By its very nature a transition is unfinished, but as it evolves, we have the opportunity to pause and discover special moments along the way. The artworks created for this project are about the process of change and the anticipation that, in the midst, discoveries of something new and unexpected may be found. In the space a pause creates, our natural awareness arises, allowing us to be mindful and open to whatever is happening. By letting go and learning to pause we can move our overactive minds gently into an empty space and find that happy place.
Many of the pieces are digitally captured original drawings, paintings, etchings and pastels. In some cases tiny sketches and doodles were massively enlarged to make the marks more profound. Other drawings were scanned and assembled as montages in the computer. The larger signature pieces were designed and entirely drawn and originated as digital art.