North sea rollers

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In the sandy coloured waters of the Norfolk coast a wave is shown forming, breaking and foaming. The birth, life and death of waves can be seen in such quick succession that they appear as a continuous entity. Each painting is a moment in time that captures the transitory motion of waves as they appear and disappear.

The stopped waves enable us to see in-between the fabric weave of time to see that life forms part of an alternative reality. If we “off focus” from what we expect to find something different appears.

All the paintings have faces and bodies that form part of the spume. Each is in varying degrees of formation from instantaneous creation to destruction in a similar way to the wave itself. We cannot see what is hidden till we are shown but because we cannot always see doesn’t mean there is nothing there.