Paul Uhlmann1962 - Pulse 2006
- oil on canvas
“I often went for night walks by the sea in remote locations along the Western Australian coastline.
I would take long walks of many hours journeying southward on the edge of the shoreline just as
evening was falling. At twilight, I would marvel at the spectacular changing skyline with sulphurous greens appearing to arch and flare on the horizon over the sea.
Walking into darkness was like walking into a void. It was somewhat like being blind as I felt the landscape rather than saw it. I sensed the immensity of space in all directions. My solitude enhanced this feeling, and as I could not see my hands or my feet, I had the impression that my body had dissolved into space to become part of a much greater field. The borders of my skin seemed to have vanished and to have become porous. I attempted to paint this experience.”
Paul Uhlmann, 2012