Light is the inspiration and subject matter of my practice. For many years I have explored the themes and variations of slices of 3D digital scans of bodies and objects. In its latest incarnation, this base material is transformed into translucent and luminescent Perspex shapes. Lit by LEDs, the shapes “float” on a surface: beautiful, elegant and transcendent. They are reminiscent of satellite images of cities at night, or aquatic life, or microscopic biological structures of the cells of plants or bones. They imply a space that is both vast and exterior or intimate and interior, in the mind. The colour varies in its combinations, while the works are meditative, mesmerising and intriguing. Lightmotifcombines new technology, both digital and analogue, and the age-old artistic tools of colour, line and of course, light.
I also love traditional paint and pastel, which, combined with contemporary technology, leads me to new ways of thinking and seeing. I want my paintings to convey beauty, power, joy and exhilaration, and wit. My images should be in your mind’s eye going to sleep at night and waking in the morning.
BAFA UKZN South Africa MA U of Wisconsin USA (Under the Fulbright Programme)
2016 The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London
2013 Millinery Works Gallery, London Peripheral Visions
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2012, 2013 Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham
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