This work was a response to the experience of becoming a mother and the impact that this clearly was going to have on both the kind of work I was able to make and the known ‘Shelf Life’ of female artists. Clearly quoting from the grand narrative of modernist art, the paint was the closest shade to be found commercially to “Yves Klein Blue.” As well as referring to the splatter aesthetic of Pollock. It presented the idea that I would retire from Art Making. Of course this was impossible for me but my work did change a lot in response both to motherhood and the need to become more provisional.
- The Performance Space, Sydney 1999