Statement

Statement

Fire 1My work explores liminality and threshold states. The liminal realm is a transitional one, a gateway between two distinct states. The uncertainty of these in-between places has led them to be regarded with suspicion and anxiety, as places of conflict and with paradoxical associations; both with danger (formlessness and disorder) and with positive potential (transformation). In my work I stand at that threshold, each work becoming a journey, starting with a blank canvas and a kernel of an idea, a leap in the unknown as I jump from one layer to the other, from one media to the next, exploring, trusting the unknown and unfamiliar.

Wax 1I use the layering of beeswax, mixed media, photography, digital print, collage and paint to explore a personal lore, a viewable expression of the many facets of my thoughts. I combine and overlap found objects and drawings I created, leaving them exposed but also concealed within the work. Each painting is fragmented and isolated like a lost memory. My aim is to create work that takes the viewer to dream-like landscapes, a door to a world both sensual and contemplative.’

Isabelle Gaborit