Describe the body of work you created as a part of the Chroma visual experience.
The chroma visual experience was this rich whirlwind of colour, energy and movement. With people entering the space at regular intervals and interacting with it differently each time, I was immersed in a world that was familiar yet entirely not my own. My work might feel as though it’s made quickly but in actuality it takes a great deal of time to reach a point where I gain a sense of completion.
The chroma visual experience moved me into a mindset where I relied heavily on kinaesthetic movement - shifting my engagement in response to how guests travelled in and out of the space, as well as how the models engaged with my direction.
As a result, I made quick response work, constructing drawings that were assemblages of fruit and ceramics, smaller more detailed drawings and the bodies and clothing of the models I worked with. From this evolved an ephemerality, as once a group of guests would enter the space, drawings would be built up, constructed with all the aforementioned elements and have layers, marks and colours placed on the paper. Upon the guests leaving a deconstruction would ensue, removing all objects and leaving oil and pastel created marks.
In short, a body of work was created in response. Quick, expressive, raw, medium to large format works in bright energetic colours pallets, abstract, charged and at times suggestive, all in the nature that is my work. The drawn pastel mark is pervasive but has often been softened by the inclusion of oil that creates a painterly washed stroke, motivated and infused by the chroma collection itself.