North Head (Memory Haiku) – 200x110cm
‘In the 90’s I was exhibiting in Paddington, my studio was in Bondi Junction, and I painted the working harbour, Watsons Bay, Parsley Bay, Garden Island, Cockatoo Island, North Head working my way westward along the Parramatta River. So, with nothing but vague memories I have produced a series of paintings based on these recollections. The paintings are luminous and are saturated with fondness, they resemble Haiku’s, the present distilled by the past as I am driven to explore the beauty of our surroundings.’
Mixed medium on canvas painting
Original canvas painting
I used to rock climb on North Head, there was a climb called “The Fear”, this is a memory of floating above the water looking west. Balmoral is in the distance, there are also echoes of Pittwater – I have reduced the experience into floating forms, evocative and mysterious.
200x120cm – ready to hang