'Everyday' cup paintings

“To Achieve understanding it is necessary not to see many things,
but to look hard at what you do see.” Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964

The subjects of these paintings are everyday items, things we use repeatedly each day.
In the domestic context, a cup or a knife is fundamental to daily life, yet merits less than a second thought.

I’ve looked very closely at cups and knives for five years. These objects are ubiquitous— simple, ‘everyday’ and culturally common. However, they are not as neutral as they appear. We bring our own associations to them.

This exhibition acknowledges simple moments, the times when we stop and
unconsciously reflect. The paintings examine ideas of ‘the overlooked’, and suggest relationships between singular, plural and grouped objects.