Wednesday, December 23, 2015

British School at Rome

For the last 3 months I have been resident at the British School at Rome on an Australia Council for the Arts award.  I came to Rome to visit 90 churches in 90 days in order to extensively interrogate and document the 'Cosmatesque' mosaics produced in and around the city throughout the 12th and 13th Centuries; masterful works utilizing a language of pure geometry to express a metaphysical cosmology, made from recycled stone gathered from the Fori Romani.  A number of Artworks have been developed as a result of these observations, they are a distillation of both the experience of looking at these works first hand and an attempt to integrate elements of this symbolic language of materials and geometry employed by these 'Cosmatesque' artists into my personal lexicon.  As part of the award myself and the other 6 resident artists exhibited work produced at the British School at the December Mostra (exhibition).

Attractive force 2015

Between two bodies 2015

Causal loop 2015

Event horizon and Time lapse 2015

Proxima Centauri 2015

Skydoor 2015

Wallpaper #12 2015

Wormhole 2015