New Paintings: Mare Incognitum
“Water is formless. Yet the lack of form implies neither chaos nor fragmentation. Water enjoys the purest unity, a seamlessness that can never be torn. The hydrogen within it accounts for its magical ability to stay congealed.”
– John O’Donoghue
I’ve recently completed several paintings that I’ve been working on since spring. The two shown here demonstrate both extremities of the series: “A Stain of Ocean” is a more literal interpretation of Mare Incognitum, expressing nearly literally the power and energy of the sea, while “The Purest Unity” is an entirely abstract interpretation of the nature of water. I’ve been reading much from the poet and author John O’Donoghue, whose essay, “The Ocean Is An Immense Divinity,” has been a great inspiration throughout this series.