My work is created using twisted and folded pieces of canvas and muslin laid onto the canvas base. The surface of the fabric is textured with peaks and troughs, nooks and crannies. These provide areas of dark and light on the paintings. The folding of the fabric and application of paint create optical effects. The work plays with how the eye can misread what is in front of us.
In the dark I have seen a bunch of daffodils and thought it was a cat sitting looking at me and did not realise my error until I got close and suddenly I saw the daffodils and not the cat. I could see either the daffodils or the cat but I could not see the daffodils and the cat at the same time.
I could share many moments like this. The way in which our eyes and brain connect to read images in the world around us fascinates me. My intention is for the viewer to contemplate the work to decipher how the paintings are put together.