Christina Dobbs

Her work relates to the fragile nature of our day-to-day existence; one that is constantly shifting and vulnerable to change. The process of making involves the creation and subtraction of layers of paint. Through this, the source material from which she works is edited and obscured adding elements of uncertainty and ambiguity to these everyday events. The domestic setting, childhood, and scenes of leisurely summer days may be recognizable and have the potential to evoke a sense of nostalgia and even reverie in the viewer. While these scenes are familiar, they are also treated in a manner that suggests a strange and haunted undercurrent. This element of unease can destabilize our initial impression of the scene suggesting that what we know in one moment can be undone in the next.