PAN-DULUM: A Call to Unreason is a new body of painting and sculptural work that I am preparing for two upcoming exhibitions, Kootenay Gallery in September, 2018 and Grand Forks, Gallery 2 in February 2019. The work is a response to the pendulum of emotion between hope and fear and is a invocation to Pan, the pagan god of nature to bring us to our senses. It draws on my research into madness, addiction and mythology. It uses the human and animal face as messengers of emotion to convey poles of instinct and emotion states of anxiety and transcendence.
The work continues my interest in exploring new processes of building a painting and in translation of my two dimensional imagery into three dimensional forms.
The work was made possible by a generous project grant from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.