Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 140 x 280 cm
In her work, Evelyn Williams makes use of association and fragments of memory. She hints at private interior spaces and rediscovered objects which often seem familiar, but have a carefully constructed 'space' between the viewer and the object, which makes that familiarity seem distant and unsure.
The materials Williams uses are culled from everyday life-- paper, cloth, wool, cardboard, and so on. The main emphasis lies in the close contact with the material and its manipulation in an immediate way.
Michael Tooby, Curator of the Tate Gallery, St. Ives, England states, "The act of making personal statements from within one's mythologies is a privilege available to the artist who emerges from a rich tradition. Yet such art, like the tradition itself, is fragile and vulnerable, but powerful nontheless".