Allyson Reynolds
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Artist's Statement

Moths became the focus of my pictures in 1997, after observing night time gatherings of moths upon windows.

The moths that lay dead in the sliding track became my collection and an intriguing subject matter.

The ink drawings and paintings that followed were about the physical nature and movement of moths.

Recently, I have become interested by the minute overlapping scales covering the moth wings as seen under the microscope – the moth ‘dust.’

Whilst the scales and their arrangement are the starting point for the images, the painting process and the nature of the medium, dictates the resolved picture.
This process has become like a meditation on quiet sounds.

Allyson Reynolds 2002