CHRISTINA FOARD



Painting has been a pathway to open and react to memories. I build imaginary spaces and scenes, often implying gravitational forces, wind power, or hydropower to create sensations of movement, falling, sinking, floating, and areas of transformation.

Highly process oriented, my techniques are physical: pouring, spraying, sanding, scraping, carving paint at various stages and drying times, rhythmically moving between additive and subtractive methods, between intuitive and analytical cognition.

Painting allows me to become fully present physically, yet let go of controlled outcomes as I take risks with materials. This philosophy of presence and intention vs. control serves my entire life, far beyond painting as a practice, a therapy, and a discipline.