Colour and Reality Are Changing Every Moment
Our awareness moves constantly between the outer sensations of colour, light, sound, weather and our inner feelings, thoughts, memories in an ungraspable mix so that every fleeting moment our experience of reality is changing.
Colour is not fixed and touchable like the surfaces it appears on. In a different lights a blue may look bright blue, grey blue, dark blue or even blue-green. Which is real? Which can we touch? Colour is therefore as ungraspable as reality. We believe these colours are static but really they are constantly changing and our actual experience of a particular colour will be different every time we encounter it.
Through this intangible nature of colour Pamela Carr is exploring the continuously changing nature of the experience of the reality around us.
For Pamela touch provides the bridge between inner and outer where colour and all potential realities meet. Painting is a physical process, she uses her hands to apply and move the colours on the surface which gives her a more immediate connection with the paint than the traditional brush. She works with the paint from soft, oil pigment sticks rubbing the paint in and out of the canvas, using the bridge of touch to slowly build colours in thin translucent layers.
Light through water is a transforming energy revealing new realities and new colours every moment. Pamela uses the immediacy of photography to explore the way these new colours and realities connect us to experiences, perceptions and feelings beyond the spaces and colours we are seeing.