Hell, Earth, Heaven 2012

Hell diptych painitng red with words

Hell, earth and heaven reflect internal states that have been externalised by religion to explain life and give people a framework for their existence.

My hell is the dark turmoil of emotional and physical plain. Earth is when everything is going well and people are enjoying life. Heaven is a place of peace, contemplation, nature, listening to music, appreciating art and intimacy with another person.

My hope is that the viewer can find these states of mind within themselves. If they feel like hell, they can see that earth and heaven still exist within them and remember it is always darkest before the dawn. Also, we cannot appreciate the good if that is all we experience; we need memories of the turmoil of hell in our lives to appreciate the joy of love.