Moon Shawl
Acrylic and paint pen on canvas wth metal eyelets
150 x 160cm


The moon shawl is a type of squarish Kashmir shawl composed of a circular motif in the centre and circular segments in each corner. For me this has become a format within which I can innovate my own motifs. I have taken my doodles and manipulated them in the computer, using these modified versions as the starting point for a series of pictorial performances in which I play with symmetry and imbalance, enabling me to see my motifs afresh.

Photos: Jonathan Bassett