I am first of all a painter, working with phenomena of light, and of perception: reflections, para-reflections and shadows, and how they are processed by the human mind – specifically ensemble (‘gist’) perception, which is the mind’s ability to construct meaning from either incomplete or superfluous information.
I am curious about the difference between the experience of installation light-art works, the contemplation of a directly ‘captured’ image such as a photograph or photogram, and the depiction of sensations of light in painting. I have been making reflective and shadow-creating structures, creating photographic images which in time will be re-mediated into paintings. I am currently experimenting with painting on copper – a four-hundred-year-old old technique which increases the luminosity of the painted surface. My previous degrees are in Art Education and Fine Art.