With an interest in the presence and absence of the human form, and the expression of this ambiguity, my main concern throughout the creation of this phase of paintings has been the documentation of a life and its limits. By solely focussing on items of discarded clothing, a level of anonymity is introduced, where the lack of explicit facial or bodily presentation articulates the suggestion of human existence and alludes to its temporary nature. Painting on â€˜foundâ€™ objects and rejected items furthers this notion of fragility, and more literally embodies my intention to turn ugly, unrefined objects and subject matters, alike, into beautiful explorations of the hidden weaknesses of the human condition.
Fenne Rainbow , 18 yrs
The Thomas Hardye School