the simple becomes complex,
and the complex becomes simple.
my paintings I explore the relationship between complexity and simplicity.
I make pared-down compositions that, upon close inspection, become
complex due to layers of colour and texture.
begin my sculptures with a specific place or idea in mind, but as
the work continues the sculpture evolves into a composition in its
own right. The aim of the work shifts to making a sculpture that
has balance and grace.
play with the push and pull of opposing visual elements by contrasting
straight forms with curved ones, areas of light with those that
are dark, and balancing the parts that are defined with others that
am captivated by colour: by the contrast between adjacent colours,
and the complexity within a colour. Regardless of the subject or
media, I create colour in layers, often with texture. This allows
me to deconstruct and reassemble the colour. I choose my subjects
according to the colours and composition they offer.
images © Nicole Waddick 1995-2012 all rights reserved