Flatlines

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Flatlines is about sound, rhythm, colour and meditation. The images emerge through the working and reworking of a series of flatlines. The approach is to use sound to realise an image then withdraw the sound to see what continues to reverberate in the stillness.

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“Art work that is completely abstract—free from any expression of the environment is like music and can be responded to in the same way. Our response to line and tone and colour is the same as our response to sounds. And like music abstract art is thematic. It holds meaning for us that is beyond expressions in words.” —Agnes Martin

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The soft edges of many of the images came intuitively, a a fluent emergence through process. After making these images I came across a study by neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg. Newberg studied the Brains of monks and nuns in meditation, revealing that the subjects experienced a world of soft edges, and a subsequent feeling of oneness with everything.

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