Disruptive Equilibrium, 2018

Disruptive Equilibrium, 2018

oil on masonite

Diameter 89cm

 

There is an acknowledgment that our coastline and oceans are in perilous danger, I fear that our experience will have to become visceral before we see unified political action. Disruptive Equilibrium is a deliberate stripping of the threshold between fluidity and firmness, bringing an elemental resonance to the imagery that is raw, basic and slightly disorientating. The circular form and perspective avoids anchoring, allowing the image to shift between macro/micro, deep/shallow space, surface/vista, yet simultaneously appearing off balance, not quite resolved. The materiality of the medium, in particular the pigment, is exposed in order to highlight the minerals of the earth. Ochre, copper, oxides and cadmium are not just colours, but also elementary materials. This association is visceral rather than academic: where we emotionally respond to the exploitation of our seas through vision.