A medium sized purple and lime original artwork
Love physics, love purple, love lime green.
I like simplicity and I like complicated things.
I think what I’m trying to say here is that I like stuff, especially the stuff that makes up other stuff. Am I making any sense?
THE STORY BEHIND IT
If you’ve ever read some of the stories on my other paintings you’ll realise that I’m a science fanatic. And not just in the mathematics and complicated theories stuff. I have a natural curiosity for the world around me that poses infinitely more questions than it gives answers to.
I’m fascinated by tiny particles that come into existence then decay so rapidly that they can’t yet be measured. I love the idea that these can lead to other particles being formed or that they may give mass to other matter. And yet, in this sub-atomic world of complexity and bewilderment, there is an elegance of order.
As I relate that to the painting it’s easy to pick out the simple elegance of the central shapes. A single loop with a start and finish point. Then there is the background of blended purple and pink fused with a sharp contrasting red in one corner, like the beginning of a fusion between two elements. I can imagine this spreading out quickly across the whole piece if I let my mind run for a moment.
Then there’s that shocking, delicious lime green. Perfectly at home with the deep purple and accented gold tones. The addition of black and white brings balance.
The important thing about very expressive works of art is that they very often carry a back story that’s fundamental to what you see as the finished piece. By understanding what lies behind the canvas you can attain a reassurance about the reasons why it was created in the way that it was. I believe this to be as important as the painting itself because it’s all about context. And that is key to getting the most from any piece of art, in my opinion.
I have another painting similar called Signs of Life.