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My work is celebrating the material I use, and neglected areas that I am pre-occupied with.

I work intuitively by letting the image develop.  I am interested in the adventure, the journey on which the work is going to take me.  I am also interested in how I form the images without a outlined pre-conception.

Primarily it is playing; it is an ongoing adventure into the unknown, always to do with nature, basically celebrating neglected areas.

From my childhood I am linked to the sea and rocks.  I think that comes out in the pigment I use, which is a terracotta - in itself evocative of rich bauxite red earth.  This is also associated with organic tissues - of flesh - but also the primordial world of lichens, rocks, shells, or sedimentation exposed to the corrosive effects of time and the elements.

Vinka Dekovic-Knight