‘Wild daffodil’ (2020) coloured pencil on 280gsm cartridge paper, 20x20cm
My creative exploration of the geometry of the natural world continues with this recent drawing, ‘Golden hexagon’. This started for me as an intuitive creative practice, but the more I follow it the more I am led into mathematics, philosophy and science.
During this time of ‘lock down’ (I see it as ‘opening up’) I have been engaging with the work of Robert Edward Grant and his philosophical geometry live sessions online. It’s a great opportunity to hear from him and discover some of his work and research in sacred geometry, maths and spirituality. I enjoy his approach as he is well versed in maths, science, art, music, philosophy and weaves all of these elements together in his sharings.
This drawing has been inspired by Robert’s work. I recommend you look him up if you’re interested in finding out more.
As our ‘Shapes of Water’ exhibition is sadly postponed for now, so I’ve decided to make miniature versions of it in book form. A pocket exhibition!
I repurposed test A3 risograph prints and folded them down into A5 book formats. I then digitally rescaled my original water molecule designs, recoloured them and printed giclee copies on recyled paper which I attached to the books. I also finished the pages with grahite pencil drawings, as I did on the walls of gallery space itself.
Each book features the 8 Scottish river patterns that are in the exhibition: River Tay, River Dee, River Forth, River Spey, River Esk, River Clyde and River Tweed.
I have a limited edition of 10 books. 2 of each colour: cream, yellow, green, pink and brown fsc certified recycled paper. Each is uniquely arranged and containing all 8 river patterns. Please contact me if you would like to own one.
In this collection I asked:
Can our thoughts and emotions influence the crystalline structure of water?
Dr. Masaru Emoto tried to prove that human consciousness could change water, creating harmony or dissonance in it’s structure. Based on this conjecture, I have visualised Scottish waters in a state of optimal health and balance, relative to our own inner states of peace, health and wellbeing – – –
The ‘Shapes of Water’ collection has been commissioned by the Travelling Gallery, as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.