LIT-ART

Uploaded by Rachel Jeffery on 2019-04-08.

New awareness arrives each day. Sometimes there’s a “lightbulb “ moment, clear enough for me to run with immediately. Sometimes,though, these moments are drips - drip, drip, drip and when the bowl is full it spills out of my head forming the concept. This was the case with LIT - ART .

Whilst on a family holiday in Iceland we went deep into the earth via a tunnel that had been formed by a huge flowing lava stream . The forms and textures along the walls were fascinated me. Our guide switched off the blue lights, plunging us into an indescribable dense darkness, so dark that you felt you could reach out and take a piece of it. When the lights came back on they had changed to red, this changed everything and I observed how the all of the forms, textures and tones now appeared very different from before .

And so another drip landed in that bowl.

Later, back in my studio, when holding a painting up to the light I noticed how the light, seen through the canvas, changed the colours in places and therefore changed the whole composition. . DRIP. Playing around with these observations on a variety of surfaces and experimenting with materials and techniques the idea spilled out and I called it LIT - ART .