Themes Back

This series of works are dedicated to a friend – Rod Taylor who passed from this life in 2009, taken by cancer.

Rod spent his final years at a remote sheltered bay on the south-eastern coast of NSW, a place he found solace and where his ashes were cast into the wind and ocean.

This place is the subject in all but two of these paintings and drawings.

There is a sense of melancholy in these works but I think the worn and resilient landscape shows there is both decay and renewal so it is also a celebration of life.

So the sad event of losing a friend inspired a series of works I call ‘Lost and Found’, a series about love and loss.

Rod was an artist/musician who had a wicked sense of humour so I think he would appreciate what his beach memorial has inspired … I hope so.