Patterns in Nature, Erin Parish, Artist's Statement:
I ugse repeated geometric forms to describe what cannot be seven with the naked eye. In my mind’s eye I imagine a subatomic world in which mankind has no influence. This world pre-dates us and will be here when we are gone.
I find the Higgs-Bosun Field theory that everything is connected to resonate with my work. There is no such thing as empty space.
Simultaneously I invite the viewer to take a meditative pace when experiencing my work. I do not dictate what they will find there and how it relates to their own lives. The paintings exist through the personal interpretation of the viewer.
Physically I layer the forms to create space. I want to give a place for the viewer to mentally walk around and explore. I use oil paint, often hand-made from pigment, and layer it with resin.
People often say they want to walk or swim into my paintings. This is most gratifying.