Chaos & Control
"The aim of art...[is] bringing order out of chaos, a myth out of the world, a sense of belonging out of our loneliness." -Isamu Noguchi, 1949. There is an implicit chaos and an element of non-control in life—in relationships, in the social, cultural and political web that surrounds us, in the very randomness of life itself. These paintings are visual metaphors of that randomness, of that chaos, using a loose, sensual brushstroke reminiscent of oriental calligraphy to convey this feeling. Through digital manipulation I try to impose order upon that emotional chaos: to impose my will and a measure of control upon that disorder. In that impossible process of controlling the uncontrollable a number of questions about the work arise: where lies the real art here? Is it the end result: the flawless paper print? The infinite possiblities, combinations and interpolations allowed by the technique? The purification process? Or the simple intention of seeking control over chaos?