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On the way to Cathedral, 2021
Coloured pencils, acrylic, paper and wood

20 x 14 x 4.5 cm

Exhibition view of On the way to Cathedral, 2021
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Exhibition view of On the way to Cathedral, 2021
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Tiny Cathedral from The Lost Novel by James Shea, 2014 (left) and Cathedral by Raymond Carver, 1983
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Time travelling back to one of the churches in Rome via Cathedral in Feb 2021
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Inspired by Raymond Carver's "Cathedral", this piece is about perceiving nature, which cannot be understood by reading a literal text, but rather, by studying the patterns of nature itself. I believe we will never "arrive" at the cathedral of nature, but we are constantly on our way there, like pilgrims. 

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On my way to Manderley, 2022

mixed media

21.6 x 14.2 x 3.2 cm

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Rebecca, a 1938 Gothic novel written by English author Daphne du Maurier
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Still from Rebecca, a 1940 American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcoc
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Rebecca adaptation on Netflix, a 2020 British romantic thriller film directed by Ben Wheatle
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As I took off from Manderley on a boat, I thought of a postcard I had bought once at a village shop, when on holiday as a child in the west country. It was the painting of a house crudely done of course and highly coloured, but even those faults could not even destroy the symmetry of the building, the wide stone steps before the terrace, the green lawns stretching to the sea...