Painting entitled "Know"

Know (1997) Acrylic, collage and pastel on card, 24cm x 24cm

The painting ‘Know’ is a self- reflective self- portrait in the light of the artist’s own awareness. The text of the news print is significant; ‘Know’ is about simultaneously knowing and doubting the role as an artist and truth seeker.

Having worked all day to produce nothing of worth I became angry and finally produced this piece in one short burst. The way the word ‘Know’ found it’s way into the painting, on reflection, spoke to me about the source of knowledge involved in the creative act; being taken by storm from somewhere deep within.

series: the cloud and the pillar | 2013 |