Oil on Canvas
610 x 510mm
This is one of two paintings representing the culmination of a series of attempts to capture distorted reflections. At the Summer Exhibition one year I had sketched my reflection fragmented by the warped metal exhibit in front of me.
I was interested in the mapping process involved - reassembling the image to one of familiarity. Different faces are really different patterns and the act of recognition is really one of pattern recognition - surely the most finely-tuned of our senses.
So I experimented with different surfaces : tin foil - every time I moved the image changed completely; bacofoil - not enough reflectivity; then I found this electric toaster which was perfect ....once I'd whacked it a few times to give the distorted reflections