If U Were Mine… was a series of three exhibitions with Noël Skrypczak and Madeline Kidd. The premise for the exhibition was that we were “address(ing) abstraction and colour against notions of fantasy and desire within the practice of painting”.
These works followed from the previous series, Parallel Alphabets. I used the three sets of colour alphabets I devised in that work to make a long series of small works, each a “portrait” of a woman I admire. For each series I wrote a decoder book containing each of the colours, the letter they represented and the meaning of that letter according to my own divination system. Using the books, it is possible to work out who each of the paintings represents, and to obtain a “reading” of their personality.