Walking through walls is a totally earth-related craft,….The best approach/to a wall is, first, two hands placed flat against the surface; it’s a matter/of concentration and just the right pressure. You will feel the dry, cool inner/wall with your fingers; then there is a moment of total darkness before you/step through on the other side.
Louis Jenkins, Walking Through A Wall
The double-sided paintings, Walking Through Walls, are inspired by Louis Jenkins prose poem. They depict the search for female identity as a nomadic journey using my daughter as a model. They are also a metaphor for the artist in search of images suggestive of the sublime. In both cases, encounters with self-imposed walls are part of the process.
The backs, with copper collaged into indented rectangles, depict an abstract space beyond the visible that can be seen as a transparent veil in the paintings on the fronts.