Unpacking the Arctic landscape in China

AN ARCTIC ARRIVAL IN CHINA

A BODY IN A BUBBLE

LUCID AND FLOATING

HELD BY GRAVITY, UNLESS DRIFTING UP TO JOIN THE OTHER BITS OF THE BEING-

HEAD SPLATTERED SOMEWHERE IN THE SKY

SPIRIT, CONTINUING TO DANCE WITH THE POLAR BEARS, CAPTURED FOREVER BY THE ARCTIC ENERGY

NEVER THE SAME.

I MUST HAVE LANDED ON ANOTHER PLANET

THIS TRANSITION TO LIFE IN ASIA IS OTHERWORLDLY

THE FIRST STUDIO ACTION- TO RIP PREVIOUSLY MADE PAINTINGS IN HALF- A REALITY OF THE ARCTIC EXPERIENCE- I AM IN PIECES, THE CHINESE REALITY AS IT WAS, NO LONGER EXISTS

UNWRAP THE ROLL…

THE FLAG AND THE BLOOD,

THE PERFORMANCES

THE RAW HOT FLESH

IN THE FREEZING AIR

ON THE ICE AND SNOW

IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN

ONE BODY, ONE LANDSCAPE, ONE WORLD…

[PAINTING IN THE LANDSCAPE WITH RED INK, SILK FLAGS, HUMAN FORM AND METAL BOX]

[STILLS AND FILMS TO FOLLOW IN EXHIBITIONS SOON]

[PREVIEW BELOW]

ARCTIC CONCERTINA, THE LAST BAY WE SLEPT IN, FLOATING ON THE ARCTIC OCEAN, ON BOARD ANTIGUA: TEMPLE FJORDEN, 13-14-15TH OCTOBER 2018

ARCTIC CONCERTINA GROWING INSIDE CHINESE STUDIO:

 

AND THE BAY WHERE WE SAW BALUGA WHALES,

NOW BECOMING 2D IN CHINA, ACROSS 6 SHEETS OF A1 PAPER:

AN OUTLINED OCEAN EDGE, WITH HUNDREDS OF TINY ICEBERGS RESTING IN THE SHALLOWS

BOBBING AND GLOWING LIKE SCATTERED PEARLS

AND OUTLINED MOUNTAIN TIPS

IN PALE OIL-

WHITE AND CERULEAN BLUE WITH BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW PIGMENT

MIXED TOGETHER TO FORM THE TURQUOISE HUE, RADIATING FROM THE ICE AND WAVES

THEN LAYERS OF THIN PRUSSIAN PIGMENT WITH WATER, BRUSHED ON TOP OF THE RESISTANT OIL

OIL ICEBERGS REMAINING ON TOP OF WATER OCEAN, EFFERVESCING IN THE LOW NORTHERN LIGHT

AND THEN LAYERS OF PALE OIL COLOURS SWIMMING IN THE SKY

WITH FLUORESCENT GOLDEN LIGHT KISSING THE MOUNTAIN SIDES

SOME OF THE LAST RAYS THE PEAKS SAW THIS YEAR

GROWING COLDER, THEY STAND MORE SOLIDLY STILL AND FROZEN UNTIL THE SPRING BRINGS NEW LIGHT AND THAWING WARMTH UP TO THE NORTH AGAIN.

THE CONNECTION REMAINS STRONG

THE COLOURS CHANGE AS TWILIGHT DWINDLES INTO DARKNESS

THE ARCTIC WORLD SHINES ON THROUGH THE POLAR NIGHT

I FEEL IT FROM AFAR, I SMILE AND I DO ALL I CAN TO PRESERVE THE PRECIOUS MAGIC

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[POLAR EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS, FILMS. CHINA. SCOTLAND. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!]

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