Shiver Honey—Full Image
Linoprint, 70 x 41 cm
This artwork, inspired by Eucalyptus flowers, is part of the series “Leaves of Life”: oil paintings, drawings and linoprints distil the aesthetic heart of natural forms. In each individual piece I am rendering elements with clarity and simplicity, playfully engaging with nature and cataloguing my environment. Many of the images are gently suggestive of human body parts or sensuality and “incidentally erotic”.
In most of my artworks in this series, I apply repetition according to the modular principles of serial art and the idea from Gertrude Stein that “a rose is a rose is a rose…” Repeating an image reveals more of its essence, reducing the distance between me—the subject, and the object. We both remain the same, yet change simultaneously—based at this point on another idea from Gertrude Stein that repetition does not produce exactitude.