Powerful, dominating yet also quietly thoughtful; this abstract art painting offers a very charismatic view of what makes us human. The depth of black, grey and white tonal changes flirt precariously with the single red feature to produce a deeply significant and very moving piece of art.
The scientist in me is always fascinated by things that are very big and things that are very small.
When I painted this I was thinking about the very basics that make us who we are; the tiniest of things that make us all different from each other. DNA is the key to this and much of the painting’s forms owe themselves to the way we see the human genome after chemical analysis.
Unusually for me I painted this while experiencing some strong emotions. This has been something of a re-birth for me right now as a someone very close to me (and who knows me as an artist better than anyone else) suggested I paint when I feel rather than when I don’t.
The result is something that is from a very special place…. and I love it. I have never felt more alive than when I painted this and Ramesses.
When I look at this painting I get feelings of those who fight for what they believe in and also of the hope and freedom it has given us. I feel that it is a very human painting and incredibly personal despite it’s harsh colouration and staccato forms.
Ultimately I am inspired by the spirit and courage of us all as human beings; in our ability to shine through adversity, our desire to help each other and our own self-belief that we can build a brighter, better tomorrow.
For those of us that share these very fundamental values – I honour you, because, when you really get down to it, we are all heroes.