ON THE WALL
or hanging free
I am interested in absence and presence and the intersection between the two. I want to express that elusive sense of depth and movement which connect the boundaries of what we see with what we don’t.
What is real and what is not?
You know that feeling you sometimes have when you feel a soft wind brush over you, or hear the gentle trickle of water over rocks - when you could almost step into, or at least catch a glimpse of, a parallel world.
Sometimes I use the human form to represent that 'other' - maybe more spiritual - world. A quiet observer.
Shadows and reflections are also important to me for the way they simplify and distort shapes.
Working with cloth, I decorate and build it up in layers playing with positive and negative spaces, repeating simple patterns and ‘weaving’ the shapes together with colour.