Monday, February 17, 2014

SEEKING 'HOME'- An online exhibition of selected cosmic paintings.
 Are We There Yet? Oil on linen 80 x 140 cm 2013

Ok, we're going travelling...into 'Space' to other 'planets'...well in our imaginations anyway.

And, these paintings are going to help us.

Sit tight!


Imagine the balls in Are We There Yet? are our nifty hi-tech spacecraft. We're safely tethered together as we trip across the red skies cloaking the rugged landscape below. Is it Earth? Maybe, maybe not?

But who keeps asking 'Are we there yet?'
Where yet? Where are we going? Do we need to go somewhere? Where are we leaving? Will we return? Have we actually left?

Suddenly, we skim the surface of the planet in On My Travels I Saw sweeping in a low arc across its steely if it's our last chance...our last gasp...a good bye.

We drift...and then...
On My Travels I Saw Oil on canvas 90 x 100 cm 2013

Ah ha! We are now flying towards what seem like more planets, like mini-planets. Strange indeed.
And yet, they seem vaguely familiar. A strange sense of playful juggling entices. What is being juggled? Who are the jugglers? Is it really playful? As we get closer we realise remnants of landscape tilt and sway, debris of a past existence. Not playful at all...a ruse perhaps?
A disquiet enters the atmosphere.
We try to look back to where we have come's gone!
Playing With Landscape Oil on linen 80 x 90 cm 2013
We flounder, we go Here To There And Everywhere in our minds, hearts and bodies. We seek an anchor, a point of reference...home. 'Ahoy!' we call, anyone there?
Here To There And Everywhere Oil on canvas 60 x 110cm 2013
Seeking, seeking, seeking...the habitable zone. What? Our mission is at last revealed. We're seeking an alternative Earth, a new home. And, it might be a SUPEREARTH! But, it has to be just right, like Goldilock's porridge, not too hot and not too cold...meaning there might be water! Water!
We remember water, oceans and rivers...rain. Our imaginations drink it in, float upon it, swim.
Other Worlds Ahoy! beckon, seduce, entice...but we must be careful of  'mermaids' seeking hapless travellers.
The tree...a symbol of life. It stirs our viscera, knowingly.
Other Worlds Ahoy! Oil on linen 80 x 90 cm 2013
 Super Earths Discovered Oil on line 80 x 140 cm 2013

Lucky us! We find our alternative Earth in the Goldilock's zone of another star.
There's water, a fresh atmosphere, flora and fauna of all kinds. Some of it is a little familiar, some not. It's could say SUPER abundant. Our SUPEREARTH has SUPER habitability, not just plain ordinary Earth-like habitability.
The memory of Earth tugs on our consciences.
Are we there yet?
 Planet $ Oil on linen 30 x 30 cm 2011



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