mechanical bride series
The Mechanical Bride series grew out of experimentation with sculptures I made out of acrylic pouring medium. The super glossy sculptural bits of paint looked a little like surreal body parts. I created both paintings and digital imagery that explored these strange hybrid shapes. To complement their status as weird looking automatons, the compositions are often inspired by 'old-fashioned' screen-savers.
The op series started in 2014. Some of the paint sculpture shapes from the mechanical bride series later worked their way into the newer paintings. Expressive or more figurative sections of painting are countered by hard-edged patterns in layered surrealist pieces. Vegetable Lamb is a larger piece from 2019, based upon the idea of a medieval tapestry, it is a precursor to the frame paintings series.