By pouring and manipulating paint on tilting structures, a dialogue between art and science is created as the paint ebbs and flows in a single linear stroke under the force of gravity. Through this method of painting, the artist is removed from the gesture and emotion of painting, highlighting instead the complexity of colour and the intricacies in the materials.
Paintings Painting Paintings
Canvases are hung on sculptural wooden frames, the paint poured and tilted at angles onto further canvases to create pairings - one that is carefully considered by the artist as it tilts, the other, static on the floor, waits to collect the waste materials.
These unconventional painting tools allow gravity to paint sequences of canvases, challenging the idea of authorship. The final work bares no evidence of the gesture and emotion of the artist’s hand, instead the intricacies of the materials and the complexity of colour are revealed.
Sculpture and installation
In this body of work the historical constructs of painting - colour, composition and form - are explored in three-dimensions. Often a site-specific response, architecture, interior design and geometry are used as props to explore colour. Unlike on the flat plane of a canvas, layers of colour are explored from multiple viewpoints, fragmenting and reforming as the viewer and environment shift position.
Chaos and order sit side by side as elements of chance are employed through carefully considered mathematical systems and unconventional painting tools. In these works lampshades are used as painting tools for the production of work.
By gaining an in-depth understanding of the chemical properties of paint, the rules of this material have been subverted to create paintings that are a collaboration between the artist’s desires and the unpredictable tendencies of her materials.
Rather than artificially aiming for permanence through painting, the fragile and impermanent nature of life is highlighted as the work has the ability to adapt and transform over time as it is moved from one position to another.