I grew up with flowers in every part of the house: daffodils for Easter; sweet peas for summer; roses for autumn; and hyacinths at Christmas. Flowers mark re-union, celebration, the cycle of life and even grief.
My chosen medium is silverpoint. This technique dates back as far as Leonardo da Vinci. I prime a board with rabbit skin glue mixed with zinc white, this surface reacts with the metal and leaves behind a subtle mark. This has forced me to distinguish very light tones and find a range within them.
Flowers have enabled me to focus and express experiences and
emotions. I play with negative space. These empty spaces represent the unsaid and the unknown. We are all living with question marks, in heavy contrast to the familiar detail around us.