My paintings involve bringing what rightly belongs outside, into an interior. I have been exploring this idea through doing paintings of wallpaper, which itself has the pattern of flowers and trees and hints at an exterior world. I have added insects and animals, and elemental forces such as fire and water, to give these interiors a life of their own. The spatial construction of the paintings alters as these natural elements creep and flow. There is a lack of control in these interiors, a hint at forces quietly working to their own agenda, without the inhabitants of the house knowledge. Boundaries are being crossed between the living and the dead, artificial and non-artificial, interior and exterior.
My work is influenced by Victorian literature, specifically the Brontes and Charlotte Gilman Perkins.
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