series produced from 2007 to 2010, was engaged with the botanic and the body. By using abstract imagery of cell structures, plant and body forms, and by employing the visceral characteristics of paint this work presents analogies between plant and human life systems and recognizes the close associations within these systems. (examples first 5 images)
The Pod/Path body of work was
produced from 2005 to 2008. Gestural marks/shapes appear in the grounds of the picture plane ' or landscape. I use these marks as
evocations of path and/or pod. Path: mapping, waterways, migration ways,
pathways, movement, individual/communal /historical networks. Pod: seeds,
cells, body, groupings, covering, internal, genetic networks.
approached building each work as revealing animal ancestral generational knowledge
and genetic adaptations of plants in the landscape. The marks in the paint
grounds are built up, buried and exposed to create a materially and
visually rich surface. By focusing on
layering paint with texture and colour, and not creating the illusion of
recessive space I aim to address depth of information in the natural world that
is becoming ever more vulnerable to human exploitation.
This two series overlapped in duration, one informing the other.