This painting has metamorphosed from an earlier work, ‘Synapses’ (see my post ‘About Synapses’). Sometimes I experience a nagging thought that a painting doesn’t do what it was meant to. I found it exciting to go back to this painting with a new concept and as it was created with my doodling approach anything I did just added to the piece.
The new idea came during a screening of a thought provoking programme called ‘The secret life of waves’ on BBC Four. Not only did the programme look at the physics of waves that we experience on a day-to-day basis, like ocean waves and sound waves, but progressed to the wave like properties of matter at the sub-atomic level. The key phrase used by the presenter in a philosophical moment, after tackling the mind bending subject of quantum physics, was something like, “we are all, in effect, like waves passing through the universe”.
The painting has retained its basic wave structure. The rules governing my doodling were that each brush stroke was to be a wave and the underlying composition, such as it is, hints at a stylised landscape. The colours are derived from my those in my observational landscapes.
For the time being I’ve declared this painting finished, but who knows I may come back to it.
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