Christine Healy Australian painter and sculptor Christine Healy’s current practice mostly takes the form of oil painting, seesawing between abstract and narrative imagery. Healy often pushes things to the edge in her journey to make something that is visually coherent.
Recently Healy has been investigating haptic process (touch) as the primary means of working the paint. Chance plays an important role in creating strange and sometimes poetic juxtapositions. The end result is a kind of painterly bricolage of mark making and revisions referencing popular culture, landscape, history and eschatological themes. Each painting has visual elements that stubbornly defy articulation. These work like a river, drawing the recognisable components in whilst carving out a deeper space for contemplation.