A Thousand Sunsets: An installation
Using a series of works in progress that have all been created using a simple line drawing based on the setting sun, I am going to transform the Cavespace Gallery into an immersive experience, completely covering the walls with my works. The repeat forms symbolising the daily occurrence of the setting sun – a sight that people flock to see as a wonder all over the world, a phenomena that despite the current turmoil brings us together and inspires wonder.
I would describe my works ad joyous uplifting abstracts aimed to transport and transfix the viewer. I like to create work that from a distance looks like a painting but when you inspect it closer it not what it seems. I would describe myself as a process colourist. Inspired by artists such as Klee, Matisse and Picasso my works are usually large scale, multi layered and developed through a series of processes and rules that I set for myself and with a limited colour palette for each work. I start with a line drawing that I work into with colour, then I stitch into the works with a sewing machine, disrupting the surface and using the stitch as line, before working into them again with another layer of colour. The final outcome is determined by the processes and colours and is not pre-planned. I am particularly interested in colour and the way that the placement of colours relative to each other impacts on the feel or mood of a work. I use Japanese paper because of its colour and fabric like qualities.