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Remembering Rain

These works are a collaboration, a joint merger between technology, nature and art-making, involving pigment, wax and heat. Normally, excessive heat is anathema to a painting made with wax. In this case, however, heat provides an essential contribution, without which the images could not be realized.

The inspiration for these pieces is rain that cools and quenches, washes and nourishes, but also rain that gathers matter into itself dismantling it in its flow. The works are concerned with rain's capacity for levelling, for breaking down and merging the world's matter into entropy.


Nightfall, Oil and wax on wood panel,

22 x 22”


Remembering Rain, Oil and wax on

wood panel, 22 x 22”

Freeze (diptych), Oil and wax on plaster on wood panel, 36 x 72”

Before, Oil and wax on wood panel, 22 x 22”

Trickle Down, Oil and wax on wood panel, 22 x 22”

Into the Slag, Oil and wax on wood panel, 22 x 22”

Greenhouse Effect, Oil and wax on wood panel, 42 x 60”

Pink Sky in the Morning, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box (unlit), 22 x 22”

Rainforest, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box (unlit), 22 x 22”

industrial Strength, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box (unlit), 40 x 40”

Vigil, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box (unlit), 22 x 22”

Take an Umbrella, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box (unlit), 22 x 22”

Here Comes the Sun, Oil and wax on watercolour paper in light box

(unlit), 40 x 40”