Discipline: Abstract Painting
My work is concerned with exploring the relationship between intangible notions like memory, love, loss, beauty, solitude and fear and physical objects.
The main focus of the work is on used fabrics. It is awkwardly assembled and goes through a series of seemingly random but repetitive actions including dip-dyeing, bleaching, sewing, folding and tearing.
I have always been drawn to abandoned domestic items from teacups to typewriters to bed sheets; the lives they may have had and what they can stand for.
The work looks at the paradoxes of these representations:
safety and vulnerability
damage and repair
comfort and distress
control and freedom
emptiness and embellishment
transience and permanence
life and death.