Irma's Throat: A Paper Installation
- The gouache paintings were arrived at through a process of pouring paint onto paper and allowing the rivulets of variously coloured paint to intersect and bleed. Over these Rorschach-like puddles were painted masses of small dots, which seemed alternately to suggest: a type of hand-made pixilation, swarms of insects, pollen, spores multiplying, and the notion of emerging and merging multiplicities in general. This process enacted a form of mapping in its attempt to create borders or boundaries, through the application of pointillism in saturated-colour. And while at times delineation could occur, mostly the seepage between areas rendered the attempt to establish coherent mappings arbitrary, or purely subjective.
- These paintings were photocopied on mass, from which collages were assembled, cut into, and wall-mounted in protrusions of dense stacks to form the installation "Irma’s Throat".
Untitled, gouache on paper, : 300 X 350 mm, 2004