Below: all images can be clicked on to enlarge. This first image, from the journal, reveals a section of the quandong seed - a very textural, wooden like seed. On the right is the Cunjevoi - Alocasia Brisbanesis - also known as Spoon Lily, at its most striking open stage revealing fruit.
This image above and below is the same work - the first from last year, the second image last week developed as a result of featuring the wonderful form of this string of pearls like bean.
work in progress - assembled together for a sense of how its working - what to focus on and so on. None of the works shown in this post are completed - rather they are likely to evolve quite a bit in some cases.
Below: 2 square canvases where seeds forms have been layered on over the other - building both texture and surface variation -intimating the infinite life of the seed.
Exploring the cross sections of capsules and pods in this abstracted form links to past work where I was researching symbols form the ancient world that may well have started life from something as simple as a seed capsule. The timeless quality inherent in such forms means a work from the archaic period of ancient greece may look as contemporary as a current image adapted into a symbolic from. This interests me intensely as it is mocks the falsehood of perceiving ancient things as gone, over, of no meaning anymore. I'm reminded of thoughts by Carl Jung on this very subject - scrawled in a journal somewhere. If I find it I will add it here. This image below is not yet finished...I'm liking that it challenges my own preconceptions of imagery that works. Its good to be uncomfortable in this way I find.
The section of a canvas that didn't photograph properly refers to the new direction intimating
the infinite that seeds so aptly symbolise.