On the painting Parklands
Parklands is a joyful celebration of relations of color, form, texture, and idea. The title itself suggests a special kind of enjoyable place that may be found in a city, or in the countryside - a place to be, or exercise, to meet, and relax, and perhaps play, a place where nature may be enjoyed but where there is also a particular kind of human designed order. Rather like the way in which an artist may impose order of some kind, in the image on a canvas, through the natural qualities and colors of the paints. And through the balance of colors, relations, and interplay of form. To create a place where we can contemplate, and be.