These works are part of the Superstructures Series. The Superstructures are about light, mostly in the cosmic sense; creating a drawing and painting system that describes an “impossible“ structure – one that can perhaps only be built with drawing and color - where the color represents light waves as separated into component colors. The works rely on innate drawing ability - the idea that we can understand and express our experience of spatial realities through cultivating our ability to draw; that through drawing we can explore/express the physics of the world we exist in and are a part of.
This is art not science, however, so all of these concepts are passed through the language of graphics and the comic strip — traditionally a vehicle of fantastic exploration. The scale and treatment of the works is meant to encompass the viewer and I suppose the approach can be considered Post-Pop. For me the reclaiming of popular or commercial media does not become a paraphrase or an ironic comment. It is a rich visual language developed over a century that has impact and communicates to the current generation. ‘Superstructure’ is a term used to describe that part of a building or ship that is above a baseline, either ground or water. In this case I am using it to refer to a baseline of earth or the visible world. These are structures that I like to think exist above and beyond us, an additional point is that putting “super” in front of anything is an immediate reference to the comic media.