Sites of Existence (2019), Screen prints on paper with chairs and stool.
The starting point for ‘Sites of Existence’ is a need to explore and make sense of my experience of domestic abuse. Using chairs in my own home each image and its structure describes the domestic, the psychological and the physical sites.
The screen-printing process is used for its ability to create repeated imagery, portraying the lived experience of each year, day and hour while also recognising subtle differences in each image, the new but similar experience of reading and trying to understand a scene. The folded structures form bodies, my body, and the open and closed folds either reveal and conceal, hold onto, hold back or let out.
Sites of Existence was produced for the group exhibition ‘Interior Monologues’, an exhibition responding to artworks in the University of South Wales art collection.
Exhibited in the group show Interior Monologues at Oriel y Bont, Tŷ Crawshay, University of South Wales, Treforest, CF37 1DL
Monday 11 February to Thursday 21 March 2019