The Astronomer's Wife
2012 | Acrylic on Canvas | 100 cm x 100 cm
This piece looks at my marriage. It marked the moment in my life that I made the decision to find balance again. The business-minded part of me was thinking like this "I want enlightenment and I want it now!". It was the astronomer in me that needed to come through. The person who sits quietly for hours on end gazing at the start to try and understand his place in the Universe by simplifying it. I chose triangles as a way of reducing my relationship into more tangible geometry.
After working in a capitalist rat race almost non-stop every waking hour for 20 years, balance did not come easily. I did this at a time when my brain was still totally distracted by other endeavours. The painstaking process of painting each and every triangle gave me the space to slow down. From that space I found the power to fall in love again with the many sides of Chloe.