(Extract taken from an interview with Art Africa)
The title for the exhibition ‘Quanta’ (plural for Quantum) is drawn from physics and refers to the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. What constitutes this ‘interaction’ in relation to your paintings?
Quantum Physics describe how everything is held together by an ‘Electric Essence.’ Billions of electrical transactions are taking place at breakneck speed every second. Not only within us, but through every thing that exists, everywhere. I was given a glimpse of this activity, choreographed by some all encompassing intelligence. My compulsion to paint it and share it is overwhelming. The mystery and fascination for me as an artist is to explore this interaction on canvas. How does one paint a single Protea petal, knowing that within it lies a treasure chest of electrical information and intelligence? This is where I need to make the invisible visible. I know it is there, so I must access it and make it seen.