I love to play scrabble. It’s a game that encapsulates a lot of ideas that fascinate me: chance and random within a system, language and pattern. I have been recording the shapes of all the scrabble matches I play, and lists of all the words.
The works in the Scrabble Vowel Map series each consist of a set of multicoloured acrylic swatches about 3 centimetres square and are each in themselves a miniature colour field painting. The colours appear according to the colour I assigned to each vowel, and correspond to the words from my scrabble lists.
Annex, Foyer Gallery, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University 2005
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists’ Exhibition, Artspace Woolloomooloo 2005
Selekta Westspace, Melbourne 2006