Series of 8 works, watercolour on paper / 64 x 96 cm
T I D E S
“It began as an exercise, an experiment. Surrounded by water, stepping on loose lands, this was a way to accept my own reality: temporary, suspended, and vulnerable. As tides, sometimes high, and sometimes low, this exercise became a ritual, my prison and my refuge.”
In May 2018, I began working on a series of watercolours following my moving to Christchurch, New Zealand. First I started working on a smaller scale, each work had its own sheet of paper and was separate from the next, but after laying all 9 works on the floor, I felt the need for exploring what would happen if the watercolour went past the boundaries of the paper. This ‘experiment’ resulted in “Tides”, a single work composed by 9 sheets of paper, that allowed me to debunk all the myths surrounding watercolour.