Sometimes I like to experiment with the blending of mechanical and organic forms…
Sometimes I like to experiment with the blending of mechanical and organic forms in a meditation on the fact that our technology will need to find a healthy equilibrium and harmony with the rest of the planet, if we are to survive.
This painting started as a smaller piece (the bottom left corner) and I decided to discover what was happening outside of the frame by expanding it to a larger canvas. It evolved into a much more open and less claustrophobic scene that has more of an almost organic environment. It was this organic quality, with sweet corn like structures that made me imagine a farm like environment where machines are grown and self propagate. I’d been fixating upon the idea of making a merging of mechanical and natural forms and so this appealed greatly to me as a concept.