In general solitary words leap out at me. I remove
them from their initial context and establish them in new surroundings.
During the shaping process, the slow motion of the painting hand allows me
to reach a condensation of value. This unrestrained dealing with
serendipitously acquired material, instigates a new experience, an inventive
practice with words. It provides an alternate window to linguistics.
My word-sheets have no aspirations to be read literally. The letters are not
presenting verbatim reports, they aim to be viewed simply as a visual
perceptive. They invite the observer to join with them, so each individual
can unlock their personal perception.
Enlightened words – behind each one are lurking others, many others. A
word’s strength lies in its concentration. Calligraphy and colour compliment.
The fusion of colour and shape create emotions, associations come to life, a
secret universe expanding.
Catalogue (2001): Lines that go
for a walk