This exhibition is a continuation of themes developed in a small impromptu show called Precusor held in 2009. For many years I have explored traditional women's craftwork such as weaving, knitting and patchwork, albeit often using traditionally male materials like steel strapping, timber architrave and the inner tubes of tyres.
From this intensive exploration, the square format evolved and this new body of work will again consist of several series of small square canvases, all identical in size. When installed however, they will be more like a single kaleidoscope of abstracted shapes and colours. Whilst the striped works may appear random or haphazard, there is a natural harmony and balance created by the use of just two colours, mixed with either black or white, in each of these compositions.
I am interested in creating paintings that work on a number of levels: as individual entities and as elements within a much larger framework.