As I’m without a large enough studio at present the Night series has been developing on a diminutive scale, there are now several directions. Things move away and reappear in new patterns, and some things stay the same. I like the ladder and thoughts of the notion of folds in time, like the folds we find in ancient bedrock. The granite of the Canadian shield, and the ancient stones and granites of Edinburgh offer an interesting lever into the paintings. The valley and the rise, the catacomb and the hilltop all sound forth, ancient and modern we still feel the pull and the release, bird call and night fall, a universal memory.
Along with the paintings I attached some images of ancient stone.