Richard Paton works in a variety of media to reveal connections and disconnections with the earth.
Richard often invokes the earth’s magnetic field as a metaphor to register an invisible force. This fundamental force of nature is something that most animals sense via their magneto receptive ability, but which humans appear to have lost to evolution. Recurring themes such as environment and magnetism permeate many of the works such as ‘Dead Reckoning’ and ‘Lark Descending’.
There is an important element of craft applied to these ideas believing that there is a responsibility to communicate as clearly as possible to the widest possible audience using artisan skills.