“Little things console us because little things afflict us.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Linen, lace and tape, 2016

Small subjects are not less meaningful, in fact the opposite is true – the observation of being itself, sometimes more easily perceived in the very small, is significant; to see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, as Blake famously put it. In fact, when a painting is small, it makes sense to focus on this ontological level of meaning.

The Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane holds an annual small-scale art award called the Lethbridge 10000. This year my work Linen, lace and tape (click for a really big detailed view) has been selected for the finalist’s exhibition. It will show from 8th June to the 18th.