Totem

 
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These canvases invite the viewer to explore a vibrant and evolving cityscape; a forest of red columns evokes the urban environment, they stretch vertically above the viewer to suggest continual growth.

 

The columns are uniform in shape, but are distinguished from one another by the varied marks they carry — residual evidence left behind like fingerprints by individual inhabitants of the city.

From gossamer threads and calligraphic strokes to stuttering daubs, each black mark differs in speed, intensity, weight and trajectory. The variety of marks constitutes an abstract language — reminiscent of cave painting, graffiti and even digital and DNA coding, which builds to create a record of the urban experience as well as to denote the boundaries of the individual.