Rod Gray - 'Burning'

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 26 February 2022

Burning Silence

Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills,
And fire made solid in the flinty stone…
…Behind the veil of burning silence bound
Christopher Brennan “

It is through the fire that Nature is changed
Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible

The thorn bush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further
Franz Kafka

The revelation I want to share with you that has formed this series of paintings is that all light is fire-light. Even moonlight is, naturally, sun-fire-light reflected through the darkness. Light has always been associated with consciousness and insight but to reconsider fire as central elementally to consciousness, to what it means to be human is my process.
Rod Gray 2021