fine art and estate agency in central tunbridge wells
Artists' Sale, with Anna Brice Cockland & Simon Spare
My work consists of scratching and mark making, developing textural qualities by building up layers and then revealing or highlighting elements of what might be beneath. The work embodies nuance and suggestion rather than blatancy. I work as an archaeologist does, revealing strata and objects within, little by little, much like unearthing fossils, burials and things lost.
Lately, much of my work has wire projecting from the surface – this not only cuts through the surface into what is behind but also projects beyond the surface. The wire acts as a conduit for what is hidden beneath. In essence, it is a metaphor for growth, the wire represents the relationship between past and future, and in this way it suggests a vital dynamic and the potential to draw on aspects of the self considered lost or buried. Facets now present are available as a personal resource.