Whoosh !

This is one of my latest pictures and represents something of a new direction. I showed it alongside other work at a recent exhibition at Three Storeys in Nailsworth and it attracted a fair amount of attention. What was most interesting was that people’s reactions to the picture were either very positive or fairly strongly negative. So what is the picture about?

It is subtitled: Hope, creative energy and the mystery of life.

Hope is something we could all do with more of right now.
I think of creative energy as bursting, mysteriously from a deeper, more instinctive level of existence (represented here by the sea).
Similarly, life is something that science still barely understands but which (on earth at least) is intimately associated with water.

Above all, however, the image is intended as a denial of all that is mean, ugly and hateful.