- Gold Angel
- In hope and fear we go
- In two minds
- Mixed minds
My work explores aspects of the human condition using mixed media, including refracted light through glass, called caustics in optics, as a starting point.
My interest in caustics developed over many years after noticing the sun shining through a vintage Murano glass dish one day. The shapes formed reminded me somehow of mathematical curves and experimenting with Spirograph as a child.
Now, I love to visit somewhere new, find a glass object in a charity shop and try it out with natural light. The picture opposite shows such an item being tested on Eastbourne beach, Summer 2017 using just sunlight.
Study of the Yoga Sutras and eastern philosophy introduced me to the concept of Samskaras (संस्कार), which may be thought of as impressions, or tracks, in the mind leading to habitual patterns of thought. Through practice, these tracks may be redefined. This ancient concept has much in common with modern-day neuroscience descriptions of neuroplasticity.