From selected atomic elements” which are the basic “building blocks” for matter to exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in numerous dimensions.
“As science gets closer to working out how the universe began and as other scientific
conclusions are forming that we are in one way nothing more than certain frequencies in
atomic motion, it's evidence to me that there is some form of pure science that keeps us alive
and is the cornerstone of why we are also creative within its intent.
To get below appearances and to find the true essence of forms is aspirational for me in
my art, which is generally caught up in appearances. However, this show attempts to draw
together the relationship of atomic structures as metaphors for creativity which creates
life and is life in its self. From selected atomic elements which are the basic "building blocks"
for matter to exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in numerous
In addition the works also allude to the elements of this culture and what are the elements
for a culture to exist? Within our visual culture, what and who are the artists we look to as
defining a view of ourselves and why? In the work "Sulphur" for example, the yellow bucket
with the Lion on it is a metaphor for the identity of the artist Dick Frizzell. He is a Leo and
has often depicted his astrological sign as a portrait of himself. The yellow sand bucket could
easily be one of his numerous catalogue paintings of everyday items.
Aside from this content, is what stands visually and it is where I am as an artist. My direction
in this show is to reveal something of the beauty in flowers.
The artists I want to acknowledge in this show which are symbolized in their creativity by the
various "vases" are Shruti Yatri, Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell, Michael Shepherd, Gregor
Kregar, Colin Mc Cahon, Shane Cotton and Francis Hodgkins.” Grant Whibley