The figure eight, quite similar to the infinity symbol, was widely used by the Celts and signifies the concept of limitlessness or eternity. I saw a rough version of the design on the floor of a pub in Scotland and decided to recreate it using photographic elements, in this case images of stone. Several other materials and colors are available.
The creative process is unique, all done by hand. An archival pigment print on fine-art Somerset Velvet paper is affixed to board and sealed with a clear-coat for UV protection. No glass is needed, and the image is float mounted in a hardwood maple frame. The result is striking color, clarity and an uncanny three-dimensionality.
Most of my work is drawn from nature, but I enjoy creating images whose origins may not be readily clear. This kind of abstract view often leads to artworks that are intriguing, but also a bit mysterious. Always, the interaction is intended to be peaceful and relaxing.