UNINHABITABLE LAND

 

Uninhabitable Land is a series of abstract paintings on canvas and paper. They employ fluid colour, form and space to suggest a feeling of place without solidity; one that is perhaps ethereal or impermanent.

 

'We set our hopes and hearts on reaching a place; a feeling that will   quash our fears and satisfy our desires and perhaps bring us peace. Once reached, these places are clearly uninhabitable; the top of a great mountain or a remote desolate island.  They are destinations from which we must return. We feel the journey brought us the growth and knowledge we craved. However did the journey teach us or uncover what we already knew from deeper within?’

 © 2020 Michael Pemberton