‘This is the most unpretentiously symbolic painting around, done with rare consummate skill. They cleanse the eye and the mind.’
Elwyn Lyn, Art Critic, The Australian
I remember, when I was a child, my grandmother making the beds and knotting the mosquito nets which hung above them at the beach house. During the afternoons I would watch them, half awake, slowly swinging around in the warm summer breeze.
This was my first memory when I visited a tiny island in Fiji and saw a net hanging in our room. They represented the purity of childhood, and this unpolluted and undeveloped tropical island. I enjoyed the difficult challenge at first of painting the nets, which involve many shades of grey graduating between dark chocolate grey and white.