Effetto Arte Cavalieri Di Malta Artistic Trophy
I was very pleased to receive this trophy for artistic merit and to have my artwork “STATIC DYNAMIC” published in Effetto Arte Anno 4 Numero 4 2014. The painting is one of my Carved Wood series.
This work is a visual expression of the invisible tensions that exist between creative, dynamic energy as opposed to the seemingly passive, static force of resistance. The light blue lines radiating out from the central image signify the fractures that emerge in personal, social, and political relationships, between those who want change and those who want to maintain the status quo. The large profile on the right hand side symbolises that the balance of energy between static and dynamic is continually shifting in the whole of human life on Earth. These energy shifts have major consequences for individual experience and family relationships, but also form the social, cultural, economic and political contexts that influence the history of the human race.
I use the concealed abstract portraits hidden within the texture as a symbol of these non material energies.