8th to 24th October 1999
plans and aerial views provide the inspiration for my work. Maps
contain the essence of a journey, they show the past, the present
and the future.
"The Story of my day, the story of my life, the story of how
we met, of what happened before we met. And every story I begin
to tell talks across a story I cannot tell. And if I were not
telling this story to you but someone else would it be the same
Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries
paintings explore the passage of time and the complexities of life's
journey. Sources for my imagery are prehistoric signs and markings
whose meaning has been lost, found and often reinterpreted with
the passing of time. I am influenced by my surrounding urban environment;
the transitory nature of this place, the constant attempt to decode
and interpret the many layers of signs, symbols and markings; indicators
of direction and position.
works map this place.
are a form of riddle: the viewer is invited to locate themselves,
to decode them; but the meaning of familiar symbols used out of
context becomes blurred.
the painting process, areas of the paintings are rough and scarred
to imply something that has been. The paint is built up in a series
of layers to evoke the passing of time. Measurements and indicators
of scale are given without any direct reference - they only serve
to confuse rather than orientate."