Things come together, things fall apart.

What gives the impetus for a formal, abstract, or non-objective approach to image making?

Consider a vision of the physical universe as being solely composed of ever-shifting collections of atoms, coming together for fleeting moments in time, driven by countless causes and conditions. Stars, planets, oceans, forests, you and I, all fleeting clouds of particles meeting for an instant before moving on to compose other forms. In this way that everything is connected, there exists a profound non-duality between all beings and objects.

A pictoral investigation of this vision or truth can be undertaken by giving primacy to the formal elements of shape, space, colour, value, texture, line and form, within an image. By observing these formal relationships and interactions within the picture plane and forgetting our nominal conceptions, the image becomes a kind of abstract representation of the profound interconnectedness of reality.