Stormsecure (wave on black, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 130cm)
Just arrived, growing up on an island, surrounded by the green sea, steady companion, always in motion, come and go, up and down, be loved and respected, but never dreaded.
Thunderous waves, going out into the storm, secure in the big power.
Into the water by night, cooler velvet, sliding in dark nothingness.
The ocean, the unpredictable is the home, the basic trust, giving life, endless power – elemental force, destructive at the same time, rinse away the human things, in one stroke.
And nevertheless - be loved and respected, but never dreaded.