In 2007 my producer colleague and I were filming the phenomenal Red Crab migration on Christmas Island. The island is surrounded by a stunning tropical reef plunging into a bottomless abyss. 'Silent Entity' is an expression of memories snorkeling the reef and the consuming power and silence of the endless depths below.
Combinations of phthalo blue cerulean blue and magenta acrylic washes are applied spontaneously to the white canvas allowing colours to fuse and separate. Once completely dried acrylic glazes are brushed on in transparent layers. Finally oils define and enhance the varioustransparent fragments playing warm lights against cool and deeper glazes create a shrouding vignette.