Rupture and Reparation: In Painting
This practice-led project explores rupture and reparation in the process of painting whereby material interventions are influenced by the intuitive decisions, or inclinations, arising from the artist’s perception of what is happening as she paints - that is, from the interplay between the artist and the painting. In particular it looks at the role of memory in these processes. This interplay brings vision (visual sensation) to interact with past experiences accumulating continuously as memory in order to inform my intuition, the process I use to direct my painting. This continual complicating of the present by the past, and the past by the present constitutes a mode of painting that is both representational but also unfolds in ways that loosen habitual associations. Ultimately, I hope to bring these past experiences to new life in myself and my painting.