My practice explores internal worlds from the surface, tracing the experience of living in the female body, referencing a range of issues; femininity, ageing, the female experience of spirituality. Marks on paper are of the utmost importance here, I see lines, shapes and colours making representations of inner and outer worlds. I move from the figurative image to evocative impressions of, for instance, the skin. Over recent months, my works at times have become lighter more ethereal, making suggestions rather than statements.
Then again I might work with searing colour recently using suggestions and impressions of movement
The surface evokes what lies beneath: I have looked at Kiki Smith who starts from a literal point of observation, moving from physical exactitude to distort and maim her sculpted figures, by elongation and injury. I add a link to the Tate page Tate info on Kiki Smith . I work with figures and impressions emerging and changing within my work, as in my experience the distorted image can express within the topic of imperfection the creative potential of mistakes and blemishes.
My work is informed by a female perspective, my interests include other ways artists incorporate their experience invoking political and social outcomes.The theoretical consideration of others is important to me for instance In the work of Mira Schor, artist, art historian and commentator. Blemishes can and do evoke humour and on occasion the carnivaleasque within my own work
The blog on my website vivlm.com records my art journey, an artwork in itself.