My current practice explores the potential of re-mediating moving images in still form. Inspired equally by the animations of William Kentridge and the colour-work of Abstract Expressionists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, I am drawn to the productive tension between film/video and drawing/painting as representational and expressive media. I am particularly interested in developing a visual language that exploits this tension to enliven the act of making marks on a flat plane.
I paint abstract ‘stills’ of dinner scenes taken from a personal archive of digital video footage. The goal is to produce a series of friezes responding to the rhythms and encounters of everyday life, with a focus on capturing the kinetic and social energy emanating between diners. In re-imagining moving images on paper, I have begun to explore a variety of approaches to mark-making, extending an interest in the gestural and expressive potential of watercolour as a medium.