John Slavin

Portfolio: V. Thunderbolt

Close to the Crag

It is only through an experience of being completely consumed that I can produce the images I seek to produce.  In black and white and colour as such is nothing.  It is solely in their clashing, merging, opposing, complementing, reassimilating that the image will come into existence.  I prefer to give up my imagination in preference to study from nature, but in that studied nature I see only elements of the imagination.  Putting art first I wander through and behind the lands of landscape, aware that imagination is manifest at a much greater magnitude in nature than in me.