I am in the process of drawing my forms onto a wall sized piece of paper (200 x 250 cm) using 6B graphite. This is the piece in its early stages. I have been collating forms from various islands and archipelgos from the Philippines and Canada to the Faeroe Islands. These forms I gather and draw on spontaneously and intuitively taking into account composition and space. I want the forms to get smaller closer to the centre of the piece to highlight the sense of the shapes disappearing, or falling. I do not know how the piece will eventually look which is a quality I am most excited about. All my previous work has been meticulously planned, but I want to construct a piece which evolves naturally and gradually. I want it to appear as if it grows and expands, like a tiny universe.
Jennifer Letchet Paintings
My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.