A big modern art painting in red, orange and black paints
This modern art painting takes inspiration from one of the most amazing natural phenomenon – underwater hydrothermal vents. The Momoko Plumes, lying north of New Zealand, are typical of this natural wonder; impossibly complex, rich with life and emanating the kind of beauty that’s profoundly felt but never really understood.
Feelings of the deep abound in this painting with dense blacks and shaded grey gradations supporting an impossibly complex myriad of fronds, blooms and organic forms that hang on to every inch of the canvas.
I feel like this piece is incredibly focused and purposeful; there’s no room for ambiguous interpretation. Considering the way that all this subject matter has been captured I personally find this painting very spiritual on a number of different levels.
The painting resonates with the word ‘deep’ in another way. I have said for years that I never think of anything whilst I paint – I am empty of thought. I know that whatever takes over me comes from somewhere deep down.
It’s not an emotion that I can relate to; merely the purest state of existence. A state of ‘no mind’; where only the moment exists. Whatever part of my brain may be responsible for this soon takes over as I lift the lid off a can of paint.
I understand now why I am void of everything when I paint; when it’s time to let the core sing I have learned sit back and listen. I’m lucky, I found mine.