2017 Fine liner and lapis lazuli on handmade Indian hemp paper23.5 x 24 cm

This work was inspired by a trip to Granada and looking at the form water takes in the setting of the Alhambra: fountains, reflections and, in particular, ripples or ‘interference patterns’, the patterns of concentric circles that water droplets create when they falla ‘concealed’ geometry in the order of nature. What interests me about this is the ‘micro’ reflected in the ‘macro’ and vice-versa. Concentric circles are traditionally a symbol of the universe, from the ripples of a rain-drop to the planets in orbit, microcosm to macrocosm. A water droplet creates a number of repeated circles and so does planetary movement around the sun.