C.A.T. (Chaos and Thread)
C.A.T. is interested in visually exploring the inner rooms of our mind that hold our darkest meditations – bound and locked away – eternally protected. The social condition that dictates we only reveal what is deemed acceptable by society’s unspoken dictum is cross-examined and questioned.
The need for a breathing space and freedom amongst the chaos of life is another theme visually depicted in C.A.T.’s work. The concept that shadow energies exist internally and provide a natural contrast between darkness and light also influence C.A.T.
Investigations into unlocking the hidden parts of oneself and exploring how to communicate these visually leds C.A.T. on a personal journey to understand the essence of self.
Appealing to both the need for limitless spontaneity coupled with the need for some semblance of order, C.A.T.’s process is her enabler to freedom. The unimpeded self and the esoteric self are represented by loose and free paintwork controlled by mediative threadwork. A feeling of safety and security is mentally felt as areas of paintwork are covered and/or boxed in by thread. The unimpeded is left exposed and the esoteric hidden away.
As a process driven artist, C.A.T. enjoys experimenting with a combination of paint, ink and thread. Through the use of these mediums her paintwork embodies a fabric like quality, often removing paint from one surface and stitching it onto another.
Living close to the sea has influenced her colour palette and you will often find a range of blues in her work interspursed with bright colours.
Work is either floating in a solid background of colour or anchored by watery images of the female form, barely distinguishable but adding an essence of the artists feminine self.