This series of 13 acrylic paintings is an abstract meditation on cascading water floodlit at night. Architectural details dissolve under the pressure and weight of the moving flow, as a fascination with water turns to the phenomenon of an urban fountain.
Larger paintings focus on reflective fluid elements, paradoxically the most solid part of the images as the architecture of the fountain washes away. These paintings are at the breaking point of abstraction, hinting at an eerie, otherworldly immersion. The elusive surfaces of water dissipate into colourful spatial fragments.
Smaller painting studies of the fountain explore abstract flickering highlights – the strange collision of the camera flash and the lurid glow of the Princess Margaret Fountain’s context at Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition.