A felled log across a stream can provide a temporary bridge, while a feat of engineering in the form of a suspension bridge can make a bold statement of welcome across a dramatic ravine. Bridges connect people; they can lead to other places or be a destination in themselves, but most importantly, they must be securely anchored at each end.
I find that these anchored pillars create a tension at opposite ends of the span, and this tension forms the basis of my series of abstracts.
Shapes & Landscapes
Shapes & Landscapes is a series of work that endeavours to explain my synesthetic visual perception of the world around me.
Other studies in this series are (06) STAIRS, they have always fascinated me with their suspense and surprise; (07) NATURAL FORMS: ABSTRACTS, the challenge of using Natural Forms as a starting point for abstracts is that they are never still; (35) PANES, Reflections open up many possibilities for abstract shapes; (36) MOUNT, well rounded physical structures make satisfying shapes; (37) BRIDGE, anchored at each end bridges defy gravity; (38) PLATEAU, flat plains in elevated positions make interesting geometry; (39) VALLEY, there are many types of valley which encourages experimentation; (40) ARCH, Arches have gentle curves and key stones that hold the structure in place.