‘…the sitter seems to occupy a private, inaccessible world, an inner domain beyond surface appearances’. Gerald Richter
In my work, I strive to produce compositions and portraits that have a quality of quietness, stillness and reflection.
My work is primarily focused on producing images through mark making and the use of mono and other printing techniques. These allow me a wide range of artistic possibilities. Mark making through monoprinting allows for the immediate and repeated exploration of the image and my obsessions: the person, the moment in time, the swish of a pony tail, a gesture or expression. In this exploration I am preoccupied with what lies beyond the representation - the unknowing and unreachable nature of each individual – those elusive thoughts and true feelings and the idea of the ‘averted gaze.’ www.carolinemachray.co.uk