Nimbus 1 + 2

charcoal, pastel, hahnemuhle paper – 60x80cm – 2006

Nimbus is defined as a luminous cloud, an aura or a halo surrounding a supernatural being. Through many cultures, the circle is a signifier of perfection, wholeness, and completion. In these diptyches, the circles fo not join evenly, creating a tension, and a sense of moving towards a resolution and wholeness. The process of creating the gradations in tonal value was a long and slow process, gently working the charcoal and pastel using my hands in direct contact with the paper to create an illusion of subtle depth and ambiguous space.

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