The Astronomer's Wife
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. The painstaking process of painting each and every triangle gave me the space to slow down.