This series of paintings was part of an exhibition in 2003 called 'The Rythym of Nature'. The concept behind this series came from a similarity between painting and music.

Like in music, a painting is built on repetition. Certain shapes are repeated across the canvas in varying sizes and with slight differences. A shape on its own, like a musical note, does not create huge impact but when combined;
an orchestra of shapes creates visual interest.

By tapping out beats on a table, I developed repetitions I was happy with:

·· ·· ··· · (Try tapping in this sequence and you will hear the painting!)

These beats were represented by items across the canvas:

Tree Tree / Tree Tree / Tree Tree Tree / Tree

Sheep Sheep / Sheep Sheep / Sheep Sheep Sheep / Sheep

And so on.

I thought it was an interesting concept and felt a certain justification when I saw a similar concept employed by Michel Gondry in his video for Chemical Brothers' Star Guitar

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Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"
Velvet Symphony One: Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"
Velvet Symphony Two: Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"
Velvet Symphony Three: Acrylic on canvas · 24" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Golden Chorus One: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Golden Chorus Two: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Golden Chorus Three: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Lush Melody One: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Lush Melody Two: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"

Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"
Lush Melody Three: Acrylic on canvas · 18" x 12"