Water colour painting of a closed circular helix.
This artwork sold but is still available as a print (see my listings).
If you are interested in commissioning me for a similar work the contact me on my contacts page or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss the details.
I am fascinated with the artistry in science and nature, especially when you uncover beautiful simplicity. I wanted to bring science and nature to art.
During the process I was thinking about the conical shape of the nets that can be used to catch thousands of little Inanga fish. Imagine a tornado, this is a conical helix. I thought about water creating a helical movement within the net and the fish being carried along it and tried to portray this in my imagery.
This lead on to exploring a closed circular helix. I manipulated the colour, the shading and also the positioning of the small fish to swim in opposing directions to create a 3 dimensional effect.
‘Magnitism’ is a closed circular helix, we see helices in DNA. This series has really allowed me to shine a spotlight on the simple beauty of geometric shapes and mathematical patterns that are in our natural environment. It’s fun to appreciate this beauty, but what I think is more important is our quest to use scientific methods to grow the knowledge we can glean from nature and acting on what we learn.
Medium: Water Colour Paint & Indian Ink on Archival Paper
Image Size: 58cm diameter
Availability: SOLD (Email me through my Contact page to discuss commissioning a similar piece).
Total of $5500 NZD (Unframed & excluding freight costs)
Credit card and bank transfer payments are accepted.
We make a bespoke wooden circlular frame to perfectly fit this artwork.
The exterior diameter is 80cm, interior diameter approximately 61cm to jut up against the image.
Width: 18mm thick.
No mat board required.
Acid-free foam backing board.