Chrysalis (2015)

The series title “Chrysalis” refers to an exploration of image making and  painting techniques that the artist was recognising in her work. This process involved  working the oil and the acrylic together and was about understanding the structural composition of medium and of image making.  This experimentation was coming to the fore more than in previous works. The images of the female nudes present a sense of emerging into or out of something, constant and without conclusion. Unconsciously, veils started appearing in the paintings.
A lot of the images seem very deathly, or like shadows, and there is a sense of a connection with the past. The figures loom larger than the landscapes, representing a tension between the two, a struggle between identity and all that surrounds it. There is a feeling of flux that continues through each of the pieces in the series, but also a sense of stillness.