The process behind making these giant vinyl cutouts starts by covering my studio floor with large clear adhesive sheets - like 5 metre long sheets! I mix my colours and paint using large brushes, brooms and mops. Knowing that this work will ultimately be installed onto glass, I need to be mindful of my colour selections, as I don’t want layers of colour to go muddy when light passes through them. The amount of paint coverage is also important as I want to maintain a level of transparency.
Once the paint is thoroughly dry, I select the best lines and sections and cut out the vinyl pieces. I find this a really exciting way to work, as when I hone in on sections, and refine them by editing out parts that aren’t working, they take on a whole new aesthetic. When it comes to installing the pieces there are so many possibilities with the slightest rotation, layering and interplay with negative space.
I really want to explore this process of working further, both working onto glass, and other surfaces using other materials. I also think it is really interesting to see how this installation part of my practice feeds back into how I paint my canvases.