Colette’s art practice is concerned with the ephemerality of human existence, exploring layers of time and cycles of being. The landscape of the Isle of Man immerses us within a cocoon of ancestors whilst our homes bear witness to the nature of routines. Our human bodies negotiate the architecture of home and landscape on a daily basis ad infinitum.
Colette responds to the feel of air, scent, texture, light and atmosphere. She is interested in the performativity of the body within a space and the contextualisation of such. Our skin protects and contains us in parallel to the home, which is built to envelop us and function analogously.
Colette’s work takes multiple forms, but is predominantly associated with painting, digital imagery and installation. Traces of existence mark our world and we add to them through our aspects of living and through purposeful mark making to attempt individuality in a continuous sea of humanity.