SW I Rip Mirrors
Sam Walker’s artworks for We / I deal with reflection and reflectiveness: internally through the use of mirrors in the originating still life and externally through the presence of perspex layers and high gloss surfaces. Influenced by dream, her works do not directly depict the subject matter that they are derived from but instead allude to larger and more sublime forms. There is an emphasis on the tension between depicted depth rendered in paint, seeing in beyond the painting surface, and the dual awareness of this flat surface. These ideas are also acknowledged by the painting’s physical presence as, art object.