In recent studio days, the idea of the artists control and how much the medium influences the art has come up multiple times. This is an interesting concept as from first glance it would seem that the methods that I am using when creating these style of paintings, eliminate all aspects of my control. However thats not really the case- yes I cannot say how the paint will pour and the exact shape the patterns will take but I am controlling the colours, the fluidity of the paint (which dictates how it behaves), and how I’m getting the paint to the canvas. After a few times of practising these techniques I could roughly tell you how the paint would look. so, this raises the question how do we really separate ourselves if thats the intention? If we consciously decide we want to remove control, that in its self determines a certain aesthetic for the final outcome.