Edges: Paintings by Alex Diamond
Abstract watercolor paintings resembling repetitive layering in metamorphic rocks such as slate.
These pieces, these beings, matured on countless pieces of paper, are not of the sky or water, nor the trees or ground. They are born and they grow from conditions and constraints, with little regard for their final form. They look inward, yet they resemble natural phenomena; caves, fossils, bubbles, enzymes. While natural imagery is not an intention or a reference, natural processes are. The aspiration is the organic, where forms arise inevitably from rules evolved over generations. These works are artifacts of process; snapshots from an endless series of moves.
Alex Diamond is an Austin-based artist and designer.