Every day we experience colour. In everything we do. Artists and non-artist alike. Colour is an individual experience, so the way we experience colour is different to the next person. Such factors as light, cultural background, language, context, time of day, will all define the experience we have with it. We are unique individual human beings and our eyes see differently."
Celestine Thomas, 2020
Celestine select colours and combinations of colours from recycled materials, and arrange them into 2D and 3D abstract compositions exploring shape and texture. At the moment she is working on a series of artists books. Celestine finds this an interesting way to collect and document all the materials she find attractive. Currently using a concertina layout for her books allows her to constantly change the composition. She can either work on a section of the book or all aspects at once. If one section needs to dry or she is‘stuck’, Celestine can leave it and focus on another section or change the page arrangement and get inspiration from another section.
By creating works in this way she gets ideas for bigger pieces, or sometimes presents the pages as works in themselves. Celestine is also fascinated by the possibilities of making them into 3D pieces.