This painting has taken many twists and turns and again the theme of dance has emerged. The title of the painting is a line from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, where he talks about marriage, below is an excerpt:- "But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love, Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from the one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music".
I paint mostly intuitively, guided by the principals of visual harmony, initially, in a purely abstract manner dealing only with line, colour and texture. I often start my work devoid of any subject matter, allowing the images to be revealed rather than dictating the direction of the painting. As the painting progresses, it may germinate thoughts, ideas, feelings or dreams which need to be transformed into visual images, using my own alphabet of symbols. The painting may take many transformations, until the work arrives at its destination and is complete.