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December 2023

Old Friends

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A series of mixed media works. combining painting and ink with collaged watercolour figures. The works use humour to explore ideas of navigating a world that is unstable and in constant flux. Collaged figures inhabit a space of geometric objects and lines, the colour scheme references natural elements, air, earth and the sea but which has been abstracted into yellow fields, voids of blue and  textured space suggestive of rock, an oil-like sludge. The figures appear as faces, two dimensional profiles facing forward, occasionally staring back at the viewer, inviting them in. The heads move through the space like fish, disembodied, buoyed amongst the landscape, busy, searching, examining the world and their prehistoric ancestors. Distracted by bright fields, and amorphous spaces the figures move from one curiosity to the next, caught in an endless loop.