This large statement piece was inspired by the idea of capturing the terrifying beauty associated with the sublime. The type of beauty that overwhelms you and devours you at the same time. In becoming the voyeur of something much bigger than yourself, you must truly Surrender. This is a constant chase for me, capturing this indescribable feeling.
Through the use of applying many translucent layers of oil and cold wax to the surface of the panel, the translucent colours illuminate and glow from beneath one another and create a beautiful organic array of happy accidents. I love that you can never determine the outcome when using this medium. The process of painting becomes a collaborative dance with the medium itself, leaving behind a bold and beautiful silky finish that becomes a magnet to the voyeur’s gaze.