Ghosts of the leaves
"Inspired by the alphanumeric teachings of Gematria, a system within Kabbalah which attributes numerical values to letters and words in the universe. This system is integral to the mystical teachings of Kabbalah, and it informs a way to express and unlock the pivotal themes in my work. For example, the number 18 means ‘life’. If I wish to infuse 'life' into the meditation of the repetitive brushstrokes or drawings, I do this using the number 18, painting 18 strokes at a time. I work from right to left and left to right, allowing the brushstrokes or ghosts to overlap as a metaphor for what they do in life and on the planet too. By combining certain chosen numbers with the act of repetition, new meanings and new forms continuously unfold."
Oil on Fabriano Rosaspina paper
100 x 70 cm