Michele Griffiths uses her experience and intuition to seek out a composition that feels right and to create a unique beauty from what she sees, however rough, misshapen and unpromising it may at first appear. To quote the poet Baudelaire;“I seek gold in the mud”.
Michele Griffiths first started making what she calls “Wall Fragments” in response to the time-worn walls of villages she saw during her regular visits to Greek islands. Looking closely, she found them just as interesting visually as the more obvious beauty all around. Michele creates textured surfaces which, she repeatedly scores and scuffs, draws and paints on, then overpaints; thus replicating the random marks made on the real walls and their annual whitewashing. Michele uses plaster which she works on while it is still settling. In the artist words, this technic "keeps me very alert, in a state I can best describe as “painting mindfulness”. "The methods entailed, which I am co ...