The unknown is an overriding theme in Thompson’s work. The canvas provides her with a surface to express the otherwise inexpressible aspects of human experience. It is a response to the immensity of the landscape, incomprehensibility of nature, the inarticulate emotional self and above all the mystery that lies just beneath the surface.
A fast drying medium, acrylic is used to instantly capture, layer and re-work the artist’s emotional landscape. As texture is created, even the original lines, colours and markings become a hidden entity, reiterating psychological processes.
As Carl Jung famously stated, “images are the language of the soul.” Thompson’s work is a meditation upon this possibility.