Every year Bruce creates a collection of works of similar style and or composition. This period marks a certain time in the development of his practice as it evolves. There are times when he goes back to add new works to a series, other times the series is considered finished, but many are ongoing.
I see these sun glitters in the form of 'Bokeh' or a pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur. Having carefully studied the water and sunlight reflections on every trip to the river and ocean, I build the painting with multiple layers, adding various colors, shiny shimmering elements, dashes, splashes and dancing dots.
This series captures an extended mediation on the passage of time and the natural history of earth reduced to it's most primordial substances: earth, water and air. These paintings pay homage to our relationship with the land, how we come from and return to the earth. Are we part of the land or is it part of us?
The "Water Reflection" paintings focus on the surface of the water. Dispensing with any representation of the land or sky, only showing their reflection in the water. These paintings are typical with the subject present only as a reflection. The sky, with its white clouds, is reflected in the water, so the blue of the sky and the blue of the water are one.