Let the right one in, 167 cm x 313 cm, 2009, synthetic polymer paint and ink on linen,
‘Let the right one in’ suggests darkness and forces outside our control.
The title also inspired by the novel written by Swedish novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist seemed to reflect this age of anxiety. I wanted to capture the feeling of nature. Its unpredictability and ability for great destruction as well as incredible beauty.
My studio process always has an unpredictable and out of control element to it. This is what I’m attracted to in making work and I wanted to find these parallels in the natural world. I never can control the outcome or predict the journey the work will take. It’s an intuitive and organic process that has many surprising twists and turns. My paint brush does sculpt, cover and adorn what I see in the work.
Entwined in the work are my own personal stories and emotions. A whirlwind coming through the work. I wanted to give the work a feeling of vastness, cosmic grandeur and evoke a sense of spiritual potential.