White explores the observation of light and the colour white. It addresses ways of seeing and is influenced by the practice of the 19th-century painter Whistler. The work aims to reveal connections between the observation of the effect of light and the way an image of a place can be conveyed. The work explores not the representation of a place but rather an experience and emotional response to the act of seeing.
The body of work explores narrative, building a sustained sense of the place from a series of abstract white representations that aim to convey an impression of modernist architecture and place.
The work explores and creates links between Whistler’s exploration of the colour white – linking Whistler’s work and methods of presentation, the ‘white cube’ gallery space and modernist architecture. The colour white is used to bind these apparently unconnected notions.