I’ve always felt an affinity to the Native American belief that all of nature has a spirit or consciousness running through it…
In some images I will create a surreal hybrid between animal and plant. I’ve always felt an affinity to the Native American belief that all of nature has a spirit or consciousness running through it.
This is a sketch that initially presented to me an idea of underwater creatures perhaps in coral-like textures and colours. The rendering of colour details changed my perspective on this original intention however, with the composition quickly evolving into a large above surface landscape. There was an animal intention with the eye detail right at the start, but the rest of the shapes became more plant based in essence. The merging of animal and plant is a pretty common feature of my imagination and work, so to emphasise that these are the same elements or have the same spirit running throughout I use the purple threading through the image in the flowers, eye and ground.