The Philosophy of the Rolly Polly men

The Rolly-Polly men represent humans, they are deliberately very simple so they become  symbol of humanity, the inner qualities of being human and not the external. Each painting represents a well known human condition (emotion) that is common to us all and connects us.
It always amazes me how superficially we see ourselves as islands of thought alone in a sea of confusion with our fears, joys and insecurities. In reality that sea is the collective consciousness of all human beings, we all have similar thought patterns.
Simple emotional responses may seem mundane, but I am hoping these simple but elegant works can lead the viewer to a better understanding
of self.

My work can be viewed at Manyung Gallery in Sorrento on the
Mornington Peninsula