“Her works are inspired by ‘primitivism’ and ancient Maltese sacred sites, derived from Maltese pre-historic cultures, bordering on abstraction and aim to produce a harmonious balance between polarities with symbols, primitive spiral patterns and an overall sense of spiritual meditation.”
Raphael Vella (Cross Currents, 2008), artist, educator and curator
Abstract expressionism allows me to tap into my own personal realm of feeling and thought, avoiding any conscious decision-taking, any reference, or any premeditated moves. It requires deep concentration to channel or access something outside of what exists in the physical world, or beyond my own preconceived ideas. I rely on trust and chance as I navigate the unknown subconsciously and intuitively.
Gestural brush-strokes, mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity are the essence of Abstract Expressionism. These works resonate with the spiritual, the ancestral and intuitive knowledge of women, depicting the elements in layered tonal hues and colours. The art thus takes on a life of its own becoming suggestive of heightened emotion, strength and power…invigorating as much as intimidating and unpredictable.
These works are about the concept of polarity; a conversation in an unspoken language between heart and mind. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Newton’s Third Law of Motion, sums up the law of polarity perfectly. It’s about forces coming in pairs: negative and positive, conscious and subconscious, action and reaction, masculine and feminine, intuition and intellect.
Composed with focus on structure and form, these works include visual archaeo-astronomical references to reflect on the word geo-metry, which comes from the Greek words Geos meaning Earth and Metron meaning to Measure. Measuring of the earth or Earthly measurements was an art traditionally restricted to priest-hood, offering the means to understand how and why such matters were considered sacred. Mathematical theorems compress time, space and place, and confirm that certain proportions are woven into the very fabric of nature. These visual narratives offer a gestural voice about the synchronicity of earth.