Mixed media on canvas, 183 x 204cm
This painting started as a large sketch, when I tried to work out my installation Every angel is terrifying. It became an extension of the themes I was exploring then: absence, loss and a guest for hope.
This work took me back to painting after a few years break, when I was exploring other mediums. I missed painting but I wasn’t sure any more how to do it or where to start.
With Visitor I realised that something profound had changed in my way of painting. While the narrative side is still important, the material and tactile elements have much larger emphasis than before.