Life interrupted by Covid-19 has meant that streams of thought from my previous paintings have been interrupted and shifted. On the first day of lockdown in the UK in 2020, I found myself unsettled, fragmented, and unsure about how to proceed. The paintings I had been working steadily on were on the other side of London and our loft had become a computer station. I spent half the day creating a home painting space and then managed to produce ‘Covid-19 Isolation (Day 1)’, (2020).
Why do we remember the past and not the future? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us?’
- The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli.
And there’s nothing like a lockdown to help turn oneself to the books for inspiration... At the time I was researching Astrophysics for an Arts and Science magazine I was working for. I had been introduced to Carlo Rovelli, and time and space seemed to be such an appropriate theme to ponder.