The Birdsong series has developed from an on-going interest in geometric abstraction through continued experimentation with traditional quilting shapes, in particular the hexagon and rhombus. The quilting shapes are initially designed and executed on stretched canvas, painted and then on completion photographed. The implementation of digital technology has provided the mechanism to soften the edges of each shape and eliminate the gestural marks and brushstrokes associated with painting. My work is a series of investigations, testing the relationships between colours and shapes and in some instances introducing a kinetic quality to an otherwise flat and static surface. The work has also taken inspiration from the chorus of bird songs outside my studio and the brilliant plumage of the Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots.
- Photographed by: TREVOR MEIN 2021