Perception Deception

“Abstracting is real, probably more real than nature”
– Josef Albers

My work is part of an investigation into the forms and shapes which appear in nature and animals. My practice took root through the investigation of a painting at a museum entitled “the shooting stars” by Jean-Francois Millet, I was then able to employ this methodology in arriving at an ambiguous objects which have evolved from an animal ornament as the starting point.

Through the understanding of this strategy of construction and deconstruction of forms and shapes, as individually or a collective of objects, is revealed.

The way in which these objects are staged within the space questions how objects are responded to depending on how they are situated within a space. Through the use of colour, form and light further influence about how they are perceived and impact upon those visual connections that are a conduit to the natural world or another world.

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