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Simple complexity or complex simplicity? I ask myself this question many times when I create images such as ‘Back in the Fold’. On the surface, the construction and form are simple. Yet when you delve deeper, the interplay of lines, folds and shadows become increasingly difficult to decipher.
Many of my friends tell me they see a villainous and fiendish face forming in the shadows and the more I look, the more I begin to agree with them! In fact, I find the whole triptych somewhat perplexing. Upon each viewing I’m constantly challenged by the right panel’s miraculous ability to hang, unsupported, in mid-air.
Somehow, despite all of the unconventional symmetry and asymmetry, ‘Back in the Fold’ defies gravity and remains standing – just to taunt me another day.