Metaphysical Positions are a series of paintings that aim to make visible abstract concepts of being, knowing and identity. They use figurative and historical gestures to reconfigure and represent possibilities for fluid female identity through movement and gesture. In 2017 these paintings were shown in a series of exhibitions in and around Cornwall, including Tremenheere Gallery, Acorn Theatre Gallery and the Redwing Gallery.
Embodied paintings were a series of large works that explored connections between live reality, movement and paint. By building up layers of tactile bitumen to create palimpsests of texture and texts, these paintings explored the body and different ways the body can be’ written on’.
Constantly experimenting with media and process, some paintings work with dripped bitumen, mixed media and found antique frames, Through building relationships with the past, telling stories and visualising women’s lived experience we all have the potential to be visible, ask for equality and ask for change. See what’s new in the studio.
Other painting projects explore historical and repetitious struggles to visualise how women survive psychological, physical and mental challenges. Studies in Survival were a series of small colourful folk-style paintings. Painted to celebrate women and mothers around the world, they were commissioned and sold at the Acorn Theatre Gallery.
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