Patterns from the heart of a planet (tonal shift)
iridescent oil paint, wax and medium on linen
120 x 120 cm
Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
'This abstract painting belongs to a series of artworks exploring patterns relating to geological phenomena.
'Focusing on Widmanstätten patterns found in iron meteorites, which were once formed in the core of asteroids resulting from a cooling process spanning millions of years. These nickel-iron crystal structures are revealed as interleaving bands.
'The painting suggests the visual depth of these patterns, captured through metallic tones and harnessed within the formal structure of a grid. The colliding fragments recall meteorites as survivors of planetary evolution over 4.5 billion years, preserving the memory of our solar system.'