The RULES are the art of Truth. Exploring colour, shape, balance and our very concept of reality, they are a beacon of hope. There is a universal appreciation of beauty and colour throughout all life that the RULES engage with.
Presented here is a selection of completed RULES works. There are more to be seen and made.
While always maintaining that the paintings themselves must reflect the beauty of our existence, three simple rules reflect Truth in how our reality is a balance of 3 major forces expressed in various forms;
Birth, Life, Death
Start, Journey, Destination
Side, Bridge, Other side
The RULES serve as a reminder that there is more to our reality than our perceived day to day existence. All human perception is inherently flawed. If we acknowledge our own misperceptions, then we can be more compassionate to others and unite in commonalities instead of divide in differences.
1: Equal parts black and white: nature is duality.
2. There is white in the black and black in the white: nothing exists in isolation, all states interrelate. From the greatest excess comes the seed of change.
3. The rainbow must be depicted with two shades of blue: light exists as a particle or wave based on being observed. Light is the basis of our reality, yet so easily fractured and distorted. Our body is nothing more nor less than refracted light.
Conceptually, each RULES is the same. But for each work the process of making is unique. Some are fully preconceived visions that must be executed with due care while others are made through a process of organic evolution.
The capacity of the RULES to find common ground is important in these trying times. Through experiencing this Truth, humanity can find balance in this new age.