Hysteria Chronicles

Pike explores how new combinations of multi-sensory triggers within a complicated painting intensify mesmerizing emotion.  This project created multiple sensations that magnify dramatic environmental crisis.

Chill 

Languorous swimming under Arctic ice provides hope for safe comfortable harbour.

Hymenal View of Chill website
gouache on paper, 2.4 m x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2010
detail

The Reflective 

Mammatus storm clouds predict passionate cataclysmic weather.

gouache on paper, 2.4 m x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2007
Hymenal View of the Reflective detail 07
detail

Lunacy

Sea anemones morph with submerged sweaters to, eventually, breed woolen cephalopods.

gouache on paper, 2.4 m x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2003
Hymenal View of Lunacy detail 3
detail

The Deluge

Torrents of discarded knitwear flow downhill relentlessly, like molten lava.

gouache on paper, 2.4 m x 6.1 m (8 x 20 ft), 2005
00000 Hymenal View Of The Deluge detail
detail

Photographer: Robert Barrow

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