Informed by the on-site, plein air paintings this circular Nova painting uses memory of the colours and pattern of the tree tunnel holloway compositions with the internalised circular view. For me they are a telescopic, microscopic and kaleidoscopic perspective exploring our relationship with nature and wilderness in the context of urgent and changing times. The pictures are like planets or moons, at the same time they represent microbiological events such as the infection of a cell by a Nova virus and the consequential effects. As well as impressions of familiar landscape they are views though a microscope and in to space – to the frontiers of our war with nature.
Small Down Nova lll , March 2020
57 x 57 cm (h x w)
Watercolour, gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP