Etty's Passage

Inspired space - wordless backgrounds, drawing the gaze.  How to describe the silence and stillness in the landscape - how to lend silence form and contours through simple brushmarks, the layering of tonal shadows against the light
Here I am reminded of "Yohaku" -  the art of emptiness; one of the six elements of Japanese beauty representing a pause or blank space between words, where the void becomes a resonant space, self-illuminating and transcendent
Zarina Stewart-Clark