For the Love Is All You Need collection I made a series of large abstract canvases and wanted to place them in an environment or building so that both the building and the paintings together formed the work.
My aim was to create a still environment that allowed or initiated contemplation.
I found a beautiful, empty, heritage listed space that was available for use.
The space had two large rooms with natural light and dark polished wooden floorboards.
I placed the paintings very spaciously in the rooms so that they almost floated in the large cavernous space.
I just propped the paintings against the wall – leaving them on the floor.
The reflections that the paintings made into the floor were beautiful and added to the sense of depth in the work and in the whole space.
Katie Thornton is an artist currently working in London, UK. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2007 through RMIT University, Melbourne and has exhibited her work in a number of individual and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
For more information about Katie’s work please contact Katie here.