Norma Landels McKay
The technicality is harder to explain as it has an unknown experimental quality about it. The images I have in my mind are not always what I end up with. My work was once described as having a certain graceful ‘Chaotic Order’ to it. Pigments, plant fibres, stone dusts and casein are applied and alter both colour and end result unless worked on. The colour and texture are throughout and not just on the surface. If a piece is lighter than expected, tone or colour has to then be applied on top and sometimes the relief surfaces have to be scratched or scored to reveal one or other.
At all times in my life of work, family, joy and grief, the visual stimulus of landscape in my artwork has always given solace. I think it is what most of us involved in making art hope to achieve.