Project Description


Threshold is a series of contemplative works concerning the nature of line and beginning. The series consists of ten paintings, incorporating gessoed panel, oils and silver point, made over a period of almost two years.

Threshold was approached as a meditative practice that comprises the idea of solitude as espoused by Rainer Maria Rilke. “In the vision Rilke offers,” writes Lewis Hyde, “solitude is not merely a matter of being alone: it is a territory to be entered and occupied”. Thus, the making of each panel was characterised by patient and generous work, without expectation and distraction.

The result is a series of sensitive, minimalist works, which harnesses the qualities of the selected materials and traverses the continuum between abstract thought and materiality.

Oil on gessoed panel
55 x 34 cm