Sometimes it feels right to push a few boundaries with my paintings. I’ve been working on a pair of paintings for the last few weeks which are almost ready to write about. They’re rather different from my usual work and I know that some people just won’t get the concept.
But that’s OK, because it’s taking my work in a different direction which keeps my brain active, and stretches me as an artist. This painting was done a couple of years ago, and at the time, it was pushing boundaries for me. Quite often, the common thread in the paintings that go to new places, is the fact that they are expressing an idea, often quite intangible.
The Flyaway Tree painting emerged when I started thinking about what the last tree on earth would look like.