This project was driven by a developing interest in abstract expressionism. I was exploring working intuitively with paint, following quick decisions made in the moment rather than overly planning my process beyond my colour palette. At the same time I developed skills in lithography, a relatively slow printmaking method which involves etching oily mediums onto a block of limestone before printing, which I was drawn to in particular for the detailed variegated patterns that can be produced with it. I was interested in the contrast between the repetitive and laboured process of printmaking with more intuitive painterly gestures, as well as between the flat surface of the printed paper with raised layers of acrylic paint. I wanted to create works that force the viewer to focus on subtleties of colour and texture, evoking sensory experiences.