My interest in cartography represents the human need to map place and record events, but so often this is an elusive task as one’s perception can easily shift, and change is always occurring. I hope these images will be regarded as a visual song …
Experimentation and the possibility of failure, ephemerality and temporality (especially in the performance art work) are important elements which have strengthened my practice.
I believe that CREATIVITY is a part of our nature, and manifests itself in all disciplines, the humanities as well as sciences, from the simplest to the most complex of things. Creativity is the engine of life. – atoms create molecules – molecules create matter – a seed creates a plant – living organisms create[…]
I have in mind an image – a starting point, a colour, a form; a simple sketch to follow, or a detailed cartoon. At this point my hand dictates the quality of the tapestry and, by increments, the consequent power of the woven image emerges.
1. The Tunnel Series 2003 Acrylic on Canvas Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB Panel 1- The Tunnel (42”x 42”) Panel 2- The Subway (42” x 48”) Panel 3 – Double Tunnel (42”x 42”) Mathieson is evolving the ancient tradition of triptych painting as a means of expanding an idea. The panels are connected in theme[…]
“The objects I create are for use, whether contemplative or functional. They invite ritualistic moments …”
… whose broad range of creative practice and active involvement with the arts community won high praise from the jury.
… in recognition of his superb craftsmanship, combined with the acute sense of investigation that inspires his artistic practice.