One of the pieces from the Covid Nova series. These represent nature on the cosmological scale but also on a microscopic level. Looking like planets or moons in space they are also represent nature at a cellular level where viruses can attack and replicate inside single cells or other genetic activity happens. Added to this, the work embodies the notion of songlines, dreamtime paths across the landscape that connect generations of people with their land and their creator spirits.
The under painting contains pattern and texture suggesting genetic material or songlines, encapsulated in the glass-like resin. The black contains everything (absorbing all light and matter) and is all consuming, surrounding the particular, the circular image of gestures, marks, texture and colour.