Light Box II



Light Box II
2005

Acrylic on board

210 x

470mm

Unknown


This is the second of internal views of a box that contains light. The text is created by printing out the words and then cutting them out with a knife before dabbing paint over the top. It’s not exactly handwritten, but it creates neat text in paint.


“LIFE. Rise the next day. Light the path. SHINE. Life. Containment. Containment. Containment. Contamination.

Light of Life


Light of Life
2005

Acrylic on canvas

1200 x

365mm

Sold


Following on from “Light Humbling“, this is the red version.

“LIGHT. which ____ the darkness, but we have the light of life. Lead the way for the lost. Illuminate the soul.”

Light Box I


Light Box I
2005

Acrylic on board

460 x

1200mm

Artwork damaged


The idea of creating a world inside a box was the inspiration for this work; imagining looking into a box to see light captured inside. This artwork was destroyed to create further artworks, as the board was quite heavy and was difficult to hang.

“Struggling out. Exposing Truth. Shine Out. Shine Out. Shine Out. Shine On. Life. Shine Out Shine Out Shine On”

King of the Jews


King of the Jews
2005

Acrylic on unstretched calico

860 x

1620mm

$5699.00 NZD


“CRUCIFY HIM. But Jesus did not say anything. ‘I am not guilty of this mans death. You are the ones who are causing it. Clean Me. Are you the KING OF THE JEWS? Jesus answered ‘Those are your words.”
“That old rugged cross, bearing the sins of all. The curtain in the TEMPLE was town into 2 TWO pieces; from the top to the bottom (a curtain divided the Most Holy Place from the other parts of the Temple.)”
“DARKNESS covered the earth EARTH for 3 three HOURS. ELI Eli, Eli lama sabachthani. Surely He was the Son of God SON OF GOD.”

Freedom


Freedom
2005

Acrylic on board and wire netting

960 x

500mm

Sold


My first mixed media artwork, with acrylic and wire netting stretched over the top of it to exaggerate the juxtaposition of freedom.

“FREEDOM Freedom. Free will. Glimpse. TASTE OF FREEDOM. A GLIMPSE. Yet restricted by what goes beyond. Unknown.”
“FREEDOM. DREAMS ARE FREE. Dream to be free. Beyond the WIRE FENCE. FREEDOM. FREEDOM.”

Created


Created
2005

Acrylic on calico

800 x

490mm

Artist’s collection


My first and only self portrait with the juxtaposition between me as the creator of the artwork, while also acknowledging my creator.

“Unlike you, I AM unable to talk to my creator. AS ART I hang here waiting TRYING TO CRY OUT TO HIM. You on the other hand have a voice. YOU HAVE A SOUL. You can cry out to your maker and talk to Him. If I had that option, I’d be thankful that HE CREATED ME.”

Where Water Meets Land


Where Water Meets Land
2004

Acrylic on board

425 x

525mm

$775.00 NZD


Silver and black paint, mixed in with some green to create the stormy waves, the text pierces the sky like rain clouds and the eery silhouette of the silver hills hovers on the horizon.

“Where water meets land shore and seabed merge. created leant to all of us for a short time in the eye of eternity. Leant; not to fight; but to enjoy, not sanctioned by rage or by ethnic minority or majority, everyone equal everyone to use and everyone to share.”

Weather Or Not


Weather Or Not
2004

Acrylic on canvas

310 x

510mm

$389.00 NZD


My first exploration into glossy enamel paint and mixing and matching finishes to create different layers on the canvas. The stencils were printed out on the computer, cut out manually and then dabbed on with silver paint.

This Thing I Do


This Thing I Do
2004

Acrylic on canvas

400 x

500mm

Private collection


This work I did for another friend at art school; we challenged each other to create a painting in the other person’s style, which is why this work is slightly different to others I have created.

“One Love. One God. One Way.

It’s this thing I do; Paint the drop of inspiration in light, drawing of life; existence itself and all who draw near influenced in a deeper, spiritual way; searching, yearning for the truth and the way through the darkness.”

The Unknown


The Unknown
2004

Acrylic on canvas

300 x

770mm

$549.00 NZD


Strips of canvas glued to a board allowed for a series of individual landscapes placed on top of each other. This method has been done by several artists and so I decided to give it a go myself, with poetic lines of text placed along each horizon.