Bodymapping & Earlier Work

Earlier work includes a series of imagined internal body spaces with reference to visceral and cognitive spaces that give the impression of a magnified space in a micro world.

I became pregnant with my daughter toward the latter part of my final year at Central Saint Martins whilst I was making paintings around this theme. During this time and before I knew I was pregnant, I painted a picture I entitled ‘Pulse Echo’, which I felt reflected the inner pulse of deep communication between mother and child. I believe it was a profound intuitive response to what was happening within me at the time. The work sold and sadly I don’t have a reproduction of the final painting, just a photo taken prior to the all important echo I made a solo piece entitled ‘Pulse’ but I miss my ‘Echo’!

Other earlier works were abstracted landscapes following walks or cycles through the countryside or flying over different landscapes. It’s another theme I intend to return to at some point. As a child I spent a lot of time drawing from nature.

Prior to attending CSM I painted some images  that explored my fascination with altered states of consciousness and the hypnogogic and hypnopompic states before falling asleep and during waking from dream states.

I have also explored intuitive responses to marks and stains that suggested figures and forms that then became narratives that can be interpreted by the viewer. It’s quite like improvising in the theatre and this connection led to a number of quick pen and ink sketches that I have included in another website that is work made with theatre companies based around specific productions. There is a link to this on another page.