Runic Series

Basic mark-making, alphabets, codes, signs and tally-marks run through most cultures since the birth of proto-writing and can be entered into freely today just as intriguingly as it must have been for early mankind. In that respect we haven’t come very far and I like to invent and conjure with my own sets of symbols and marks and in doing that it I am sure that it helps me to connect with that ancient part of our common inheritance. In their semi-recognizable state they take on a power and potency that gives them real pictorial clout.

Deconstructed runic symbols play across the highly textured canvases and when the random elements collide with the pre-determined structure of the design, the energy released activates the whole image into constant movement.