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"To draw is to explain...

Edwards observes that her painting is not about emotion or incident and that her aim is revelation. Scale has much to do with this revelation. Since the insects are portrayed as solid objects with a weight and volume, and since you can see every hair on a beetle's leg, and perceive the light reflected on its body, these creatures can appear hallucinatory, surreal. "Under the microscope the familiar disappears. One is exploring an entirely new terrain and topography, and it can be infinitely mysterious", Edwards says. As though to stress the point, she also paints details of her subjects, magnifications of magnifications. They are essentially abstract compositions but because, derived from nature, they are much more inventive in form, texture and colour than anything created by the human imagination alone.

These paintings are the work of an artist at the height of her abilities, heedless of dogma and fashion because she is certain of her intentions and her power to achieve them."

Frank Whitford
Natural Selection (2005) Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd, London

BRIGID EDWARDS
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Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd, London
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The Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
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