Geometric Abstraction and the Infinite
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In this project I use subjective storytelling to articulate my relationship with a field of expanded awareness, which is perceived through the accumulation of lived experience. I place this enquiry within the Hindu tradition of which I was born; and I deeply reflect on symbols of personal significance to make connections between personal events, past experiences and theoretical texts. This project utilises drawing tools, materials, processes, and strategies, all of which are described in depth in the exegesis. Transcendental ideas inform my drawing practice as I engage in a metaphysical mapping, where I co-create a drawing with speculative energy that sits both outside and within myself. My drawings emerge from literal guide-lines made from a particular combination of horizontal and vertical ruled pencil lines. Tools of Euclidean geometry drive the practice as I make moves and countermoves within this structural schema to achieve a sense of wholeness or balance within the paper substrate. An intuitive methodology aligned with gestalt design principles enables me to form complex relationships on paper, which emphasise that the whole of each drawing is greater than the sum of its parts.