The way the set of 12 paintings is arranged is based on the double helix.
When you play the top row of musical notes it has a nice harmonic progression, and similarly the bottom row. The
arrowed lines are the linear way (or chromatic scale) of playing the notes but as you see in this arrangement of the
colours related to the musical notes there is this diagonal shift that makes me wonder whether there's not some relationship
to the double helix and that some harmonic relationships like this may be going on in that set-up too.
There is a right way up for each panel and it's arrived at by recognising the first harmonic of each ground colour is
always at the top left hand corner. From there on it gets more complicated and relies on the eye's reaction to pattern
and the scans our eyes make. All this adds up to tone rows with a base drone as the base colour as part of a sequence.
We exhibited a set of these Singing Shells paintings at Kina Gallery last year, which we were foolish to sell as separate
paintings. This series is a set, at $24000 the set.
I have eliminated any colour that is a 1/2 tone away chromatically so that the whole pattern tends
to hover on the base.