Did I already mention this book I've been reading? I started making the "Ellipse" paintings a few months before I began reading the book, and I'm finding it very interesting, the correlations between the ideas in the book and in this work.
Silence - and sound - are very important to me. For example I often work in silence in the studio. Also I avoid places that have ambient music of the sort that is designed to create a "brand tone". Do you know what I mean? Mall music! It makes me anxious to the point of being physically uncomfortable. The claustrophobic effect of shopping malls is based largely on their aural atmosphere. This is true of some restaurants and pubs, too. And don't even get me started on advertising noise! *laughs*
So I am making work which in some way provides a space for silence. I am trying to make silent paintings. This does not mean there is nothing there. It means that there is space, an open space to think and feel, room to move. Yes? I hope so.