Resonance is a quality of depth, fullness, or reverberation, which is used to describe certain aspects of sound. Physics, mechanics, astronomy and chemistry use this word to denote certain characteristics of those disciplines.
In a visual sense, resonance occurs when strong emotions, memories and their associated images come to mind in the presence of art works. Often they are described as haunting, moving, or poignant, or as having a certain richness or significance. The viewer experiences a kind of recognition about the work, which doesn’t rely on the subject matter depicted, and how well it is executed, but on other things more difficult to explain.
It is a form of transferred energy, an intensification, or amplification of the range, where the viewer gets in tune, or in sync, with the poetic texture of the artist’s work. These qualities can’t be measured. Two people can experience the same work and be affected, or not, to various degrees. Taste is always a subjective thing.
Before these works there was the garden, my garden. By various degrees of emphasis, embellishment and distortion, using colour on paper and canvas, it evolved into this present form. For me this is an exciting and continuous journey of adventure and discovery.