Form, Fabrication and Faux
Selected works from my final, major project for my BFA (Sculpture and Painting) 2019
What if paint could lead an alternative life, one where it is more than a wet substance clinging to a support. Despite its extensive history in art and its fundamental importance in painting, it is rarely considered capable of independence.
The work exploits the inherent flexibility in dried paint to create threads. When woven together the warp and weft interchange provides reinforcement and allows the paint to transform into an unsupported object. Free from frame, the focus shifts to the materiality of paint and process.
This series assists paint to break free from the canvas and stand alone as a structural material.
My medium of choice is house paint, an everyday, easily obtainable material that is coaxed from its humble origins of surface decoration and into a world of elegant dimensionality.