Saxon’s work takes a cue from the asphalt sprawl streetscapes of our cities. Inspired by his travels to New York City and other bustling metropolis, his explorations use the medium of cement plaster as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment.
An urban narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, proportion and markings. Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrian’s footsteps, weathering elements of nature or human error. Each individual mark ends up being an intersection of sorts, much like scarred skin on a body, a portal to an experience.
Painting acts as a kind of meditation for me, a way to escape and calm the restlessness. Whether I’m sketching pieces, pouring and staining cement or painting – everything stops for these moments and nothing else matters…”