A Pandemic Imaginary

Imaginings un-spool like thread. Trees seen out windows. Houses in the trees. Pink squares of light. The darkness under the hill. Something must be set in motion, something to follow.

These small paintings and collages are imagined and remembered landscapes and interiors created in the studio I set up in my flat under lockdown. They were inspired by imagination, by reading, by observation.

I think of these as Vertigo Paintings because a number were created while suffering from vertigo. It was strangely calming to work quickly on multiple works at once which oddly helped with the dizziness. They are the beginning of a pandemic imaginary that continues…