My practice is an exploration of the universal pursuit of natural and constructed beauty and contrasting elements in what is perceived to be beautiful. These have morphed and developed, as a result of the expansion of knowledge and the changing of customs in societies, from the admiration of perceived perfection equalling beauty to beauty being defined by imperfections. Beauty remains a focal point for human nature.
The imagery in these works on paper, a series entitled "from the beginning", can be explained by the idea of Jorge Luis Borges' necessary monsters. The stencilled and painted surfaces which, when overlaid with multiple printed layers of gorgeous sunsets or other colours taken from photographs of nature, allow the form of imagined creatures to become apparent.
Important aesthetics of beauty are suggested by many means, including through the delicate surface and layering of the image -- the finished work itself strives to be a beautiful object, although circumventing and reducing beauty's more terrifying and awe inspiring aspects by introducing a fragility that we now recognise as an aspect of natural and constructed beauty.
Media: watercolour and archival inkjet.