Failed 

Sometimes, on reflection, a painting that once seemed resolved becomes less so, and - unlike others - resists reworking or overpainting; sometimes it returns from an exhibition unwanted, and is stacked with others.  The piles of failed paintings grow, become clutter; they lean and slump and get torn, they collapse.

 

Hand shredded and ripped, they take up more space; they become redrawn objects that hang and fall precariously and spread or pool onto the floor.  Sometimes, stretcher bars are pulled apart and balance awkwardly, supported by ribbons and shreds of the canvas that was once stretched across them.

This project is an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of failure and collapse and a reimagining, of unsucessful and abandoned work.