Anastasia Lewis


My new work on paper. As in my former work the grid remains a fundamental part of each piece. However the change from oil, as a medium, to watercolour, has resulted in a significant shift in my concerns. This new work explores pattern and repetition, but celebrates difference. We recognise symmetry and repetition as reassuring. The intervention of difference, however subtle, questions our previous assumptions. Difference represents a challenge, even a threat to the rational. It can be celebrated or removed. Each work is a unique set of constructed images;not an attempt to represent any known entomological species. In this way the work becomes more about what the object signifies rather than about the object itself. In spite of the image as clichรฉ or their threatened extinction from hunting and habitat loss, the butterfly remains a potent symbol. read full statement