The desire to paint; to explore its material qualities, unintentionally challenge its convention and consider historical constructs, has been integral to this body of work.
Gestural paint marks move into gestural ‘combinations’, the flow of liquid paint is mimicked by the flow of solid fabric, paint leaves its support to hang in solitary space. Pigmented materials are considered in a painterly way forming compositional elements within a viewing field and connecting with art historical values.
I am driven by what stuff does, its properties, its interactions. Within the studio environment, objects, combinations and theoretical discourse collude to inform new work giving voice to a hidden psychology which is revealed through play.
Themes of loss and domesticity are regular players on the table, motherhood and the maternal being new cards to appear from the latest hand.