Driven by the ongoing desire to anchor down a moment on the verge of change, I am attempting to visualise the flow of time. By capturing the act of pouring an ephemeral substance, I am solidifying a passing moment. The work implies a sense of duration without motion, leaving only the debris of time to create space for the viewer to mentally conjure up a continuation. I am drawn to translate, grasp and filter the mental image and its residue. In that process of translation, there are many gestures to capture. My playground is the spaces in between things, embracing the stasis and the materiality of painting. My work is situated where the materiality of the object meets its symbolic identity. As if time was pulled by gravity with a heavy tactile staticness. All with the desire to achieve a sharp cut visual moulding of a fleeting inner thought. 

Josephine Rowntree



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