This body of work examined
the idea of place. Traditional landscape
painting relies on the illusion of receding space and positions the viewer
outside the picture plane as surveyor, suggesting governance. By focusing on
layering paint with texture and colour, and not renouncing the picture plane, I
aim to recognize a knowledge that does not favor imitation of the world by
illusionist devices such as planimetrc perspective. I am interested in the
experience of place ' how we understand place through sensory properties and
the mind. This understanding of place favors comprehension through consciousness
and bodily experience; what the French phemenologist Merleau-Ponty described
as 'the lived perspective'. This work is not concerned with depicting a certain
place or locality in time but looks to address the experience or sense of place
through the process and language of painting.
For further reading on this
work the exhibition essay is available in Reviews under Critical Essays.