a material practice which bears witness to visual
tradition. It is marked by history, culture, perception.
For me this "witnessing" requires an intensity of observation
which is different from mere scrutiny, and that might be described as
more "attentive" than objective, more relational than subjective.
My aim is to create an image which has a visual density that does not
depend on expressive or narrative content. Such paintings might be thought
of as referring to the latency of perception, as mediating between the
necessary limitations of daily perception and what Merleau Ponty referred
to as "the delirium of vision itself".
Canberra, October 2004