“Surfacing” was me using my paints and brushes to muse about what a surface is. I wondered about scale, and at what scale does a surface become contained. Teasing out cycles, I will generally take a lot of time in a re-iterative exploration of form, depth & nuance in my painting and drawing. The art gradually reveals to me it’s own relationships and inner structure. My unique eyes allows me to enjoy a unique vision. The whale was a whimsical spirit acting as Gaia’s powerful, ancient agents, her spirit moving within the universe. It also played with the sense of what scale you might have to reconsider when looking at the work. The flow within the canvas, the depths within depths, the dance of colour – these are where I find the stories gather. Stories are what connect people, forming the sinews and bones of culture. Art is a place where unspoken stories may find their voices.