Tartan Grids, Oil and fabric on oak, H28 x W38 x D3 cm, £350
Playing with scale and perspective, this painting reveals the possibility of hidden worlds within woven cloth, in particular tartan fabric with its grid pattern. "Tartan Grids" consists of the flat grid of Royal Stewart tartan fabric intersected by a painted futuristic superhighway of abstracted tartan speeding off into the distance, which encourages the consideration of cloth as a vast landscape, perhaps viewed from many miles above. Contradiction and surprise run through these works which emanate from the inherent construction of woven cloth. The simple repeated act of weaving weft over and under warp can result in stunning complexity in the final fabric, akin to binary code which has given rise to the digital world we live in today.