CHRISTINA FOARD


Painting has been a place of escape, a place to create imaginary spaces and scenes. I investigate memories and work to reshape them or re-experience them. I often work with forces of change - wind, gravity, storms, tides, erosion. I imagine I am inside the painting as I build the essence of a memory. I personify imaginary objects and place them in conversation with other objects. Many of my paintings refer to imbalance and transformation. I am fascinated by change - how we resist, how we embrace, how we handle the consequences.

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.