Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Discoveries of abstraction

Generate. Proliferate. Grow. Without limit, Halloran’s lotus paintings bud from the natural world ­– each composition, a layering of pattern and hue resplendent with vigour. By gesture and action, through pattern and structure, the paintings link to nature. With the lotus a shape symbolic of purity and calm, it’s aquatic habitat a peaceful meditation, each painting becomes a unique haiku.

Wing and leaf, feather and petal, all are employed to coalesce as lotus. Everything is possible; every combination of line and colour may be utilized, like chance joining of genetic material making each family member individual yet related.

Temperate rainforest, garden forms and pond life, the flora and fauna that surround Halloran, engender the intention of vital luminosity.

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