THE SWINGING PENDULUM

THE SWINGING PENDULUM is a new body of work comprised of paintings and an experimental, participatory project. It considers duality, an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something, enfolding improvisation and consideration, simpilicity and complexity, light and dark, the organic and the geometric.

The paintings carry the language of drawing into the language of encaustic painting (molten pigmented wax). The tactility, luminosity and physicality of the paint brings a materiality to the reduced vocabulary. There is a push and pull between the distilled characters of the foreground and the tactile, layered background.

Alongside the paintings, #themovabledrawingsproject is an ongoing project and invitation to explore ideas related to drawing and its possibilities. What started out as a studio project has become an invitation for others to make temporary, 3 dimensional drawings using small found objects. It is an open, experimental collaboration with people of all ages, existing and living through interactions and conversations.

Pathway, 2020, encaustic and oil on panel, 40cm x 40cm. Photo: Gerry Blake

Unyoking, 2020, encaustic on panel, 15cm x 15cm. Photo: Joanna Kidney

Yutori, 2020- 2021, encaustic and oil on panel, 40cm x 40cm. Photo: Gerry Blake

Isness, 2020- 2021, encaustic on panel, 60cm x 60cm. Photo: Gerry Blake

It read itself, like a bright new poem, 2021- 2022, encaustic on panel, 100cm x 100cm. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

Untitled, 2021, encaustic and oil on panel, 40cm x 40cm. Photo: Gerry Blake