In striving to find a place of solace in this sense of yearning, the inherent therapy of artmaking has led me further into exploring a ‘salve’ to the sensucht.

The Nexus monotypes allude to a consciousness of the ‘here’ as antithesis as well as alleviation to the missing touch or connection. Nexus entered English during the seventeenth century from the Latin word nectere, meaning “to bind or tie”.

The monotypes evoke the now, present, here, being in the moment; and are by their very nature, unique and unrepeatable. In being conscious of, and observing the allure and blessing of what surrounds me now, this state of presence acts as a salve - and so binds the subconscious to what is absent.

Sourced in photographs taken on walks - these images zoom into areas where I physically find myself, in an attempt to be present, here, near.

It also occurs to me that the word ‘near’ is contained* in ‘yearn’

*contain (v.) - to have or hold (someone or something) within

  • 30*S 18*E
    30*S 18*E

    Monotype with embossing

  • NEXUS I
    NEXUS I

    Oil monotype

  • NEXUS II
    NEXUS II

    Oil monotype

  • NEXUS III
    NEXUS III

    Oil monotype

  • Textural I
    Textural I

    Oil on paper