For my Degree Show I have created a self-portrait.:“365” representative of my memories and the glass “Dream catchers” trapping my dreams somewhere between the reflection and liminal. With “Phantasma” a series of 8 large paintings to represent my body, to wrap around the memories and hold the dreams.
My “rupture” moment: a childhood memory put into context the “why” of what I have felt compelled to do:-
“The sun would hit a couple of candleholders that had cut glass droplets hanging from them, and in that glorious moment rainbows of colour would be refracted around the room, swirling on the carpet and dancing in the corners. I would put out my hands to capture these colours. This memory makes me want to cry.