Grace Hanley

Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions 130cm x 75cm

Grace Hanley’s practice involves documenting the captivating movement and flow found in nature. She became fascinated by microscopic natural networks and was drawn to the incredibly intricate patterns than only become visible through close-up photography. She began to project these minute details to a larger scale as if she were transforming the micro into macro. Then she meticulously traced the lines and patterns found in these images onto large canvas and paper, producing results that are both bizarrely familiar and foreign, almost unidentifiable. By keeping her work monochrome, draining nature of its colour, she heightens the sense of ambiguity.