Artist Statement My work is developed from photographic sources. Acting as metaphor, it focuses on an experience of the world in which reality is like a dream that evades grasp, refusing to solidify or become fixed - a vision or a fevered dream or perhaps an apparition, something that sits just on the edge of consciousness.
I work in series from sets of related materials. Included in these materials are historic photographs, films, literature and philosophy. From these sources I produce paintings, videos, drawings, installations and performances, with painting providing the focus and filter of my practice. Much of my work features a “strong female lead.” The paintings are built up in layers and are evocative of disrupted digital images, sitting between depiction and abstraction.
The experience shifts depending on proximity.
As one comes closer to the surface, there is a high degree of tactility and the substance of the paint become more evident while the image falls away.