Working in mixed media, predominantly using found materials, Celestine builds two and three-dimensional structures to fill spaces. From sketchbook pages to gallery installations. The found elements within her work are most often dismantled after completion and reused to allow her work to be forever evolving. As a contemporary colourist, the nature of the materials used within Celestine's work is wide-ranging, with a focus on the interplay of colour. Celestine’s sketchbooks are scrapbooks of collected colour, documenting her thought processes and exploration. The pages appear to show a unique language. These personal explorations of colour go on to inform Celestine’s larger works.
‘I find the subject of colour fascinating. I am naturally drawn to it. Even as young children we pick out objects that are most appealing to us and are taught from a young age the labels to describe colour, as important as our ABC and 123.
I believe my personal obsession with colour has a strong connection with my dyslexia. I have spent most of my life not being defined by it but I feel like it is a contributing factor to my experience of the world and seeing colour. I want to show the colours I am captivated by to other people’ - Celestine