Close To, acrylic on printed cotton (floral fabric), 51 x 41 cm.

Close To

2016, acrylic on printed fabric on canvas, 51 x 41 cm

Shirt M04, 2007, pitt pen and acrylic on embroidered fabric, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M04

2007, pitt pen and acrylic on embroidered fabric on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt XS03, 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm.

Shirt XS03

2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm

Shirt M07, commission, acrylic on printed cotton (floral fabric), 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M07

2016, acrylic on printed fabric on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Blue Coated, 2007, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 76 cm.

Blue Coated

2007, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Top Light, 2014, floor paint on board, 101 x 76 cm.

Top Light

2014, floor paint on board, 101 x 76 cm

Shirt M06, 2007, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M06

2007, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt L01, 2008, oil and acrylic on printed cotton, 160 x 130 cm.

Shirt L01

2008, oil and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

Shirt S02, 2008, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton, 51 x 41 cm.

Shirt S02

2008, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton, 51 x 41 cm

Shirt S01, 2007, pitt pen and acrylic emulsion on printed cotton, 51 x 41 cm.

Shirt S01

2007, pitt pen and acrylic emulsion on printed cotton, 51 x 41 cm

Burberry 01, 2008, oil on acrylic on printed fabric, 31 x 25.5 cm.

Burberry 01

2008, oil on acrylic on printed fabric on canvas, 31 x 25.5 cm

Blossom, 2009, oil on printed cotton, 76 x 100 cm.

Blossom

2009, oil on printed cotton on canvas, 76 x 100 cm

Bow Tie, 2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Bow Tie

2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt M03, 2007, pitt pen and acrylic emulsion on printed cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M03

2007, pitt pen and acrylic emulsion on printed cotton on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt s03, 2008, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton, 41 x 51cm.

Shirt S03

2008, pitt pen and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 41 x 51cm

Unfinished, 2014, pitt pen and acrylic on embroidered fabric, 100 x 76 cm.

Unfinished

2014, pitt pen and acrylic on embroidered fabric, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt M02, 2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M02

2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt M01, 2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M01

2007, oil and acrylic on printed cotton on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt M05, 2007, oil and acrylic on cotton, 100 x 76 cm.

Shirt M05

2007, oil and acrylic on cotton fabric on canvas, 100 x 76 cm

Shirt XS01, 2008, oil and synthetic crystals on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm.

Shirt XS01

2008, oil and synthetic crystals on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm

Shirt XS04, 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm.

Shirt XS04, Study

2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm

XS02, 2008, oil and synthetic crystals on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm.

Shirt XS02

2008, oil and synthetic crystals on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm

Paintings

Flor da Pele Series

2007-2014, mixed media

Pattern as a perceptual bridge between form and flatness.

In this series of works, I play with pattern and flatness to undermine the illusionistic qualities of form. I want to weave spatial relationships right down to the physical plane of the canvas and turn the portrayal of three dimensionality into a visible device. I want the surface of the canvas to be the first and last thing I see, with the illusion of the subject in between.

In some of these works (Shirt S02 , Shirt S03 , Shirt M04), I aimed to place the printed fabric simultaneously in front and behind the subject. Behind because it remains untouched on the plane of the canvas, in front because perception is manipulated by the falsehoods I put there.

In other works my intention is more direct. I don't want the perceived space to recede beyond the physical plane, I want the "volume" to come forward, into my space, without disturbing the flatness of the existing surface. It is important to me that the canvas is left as a flat object that my mind can touch.

The title "Flor the Pele" (literal translation: "Flower of the Skin") talks about a sensitised surface... it comes from "À Flor da Pele" ("At the flower of the skin"), a Brazilian expression that refers to an uncontrollable susceptibility to emotional or sensorial input.