1. I have found that writing a single statement about my work problematic as it tends to close down my investigations. There is possibly no 'central text', rather multiple texts. This allows movement in my critical thinking. Paradoxically this statement could operate as a central text.
2. Painting is central to my practice. I once rejected 'representation' wholeheartedly in the search for what a painting was, primarily, rather than just a vehicle for an image. I came to abstraction. Flatness, etc. I revelled in it because a mark was a mark, paint was paint. A painting was a thing, hooray!! I found my home. But now I am returning from that place, knowing that a painting can only ever be a painting. But it can be more than the sum of its parts. After all, language has a form but is used to communicate abstract concepts that have meaning. Go figure.