This group of works is based on research done during a scholarship to Florence in 2008. It references the predellae of medieval and early renaissance altarpieces, which served as ‘footnotes’ to the main painting. These paintings employ similar techniques and motifs such as the wooden panels, the traditional red-earth ‘bolo’ preparation, and the uncertain linear perspective distinctive of the period.
The structures depicted are also based on buildings or architectural features found in paintings from the Quattrocento, and play with the ways these structures open themselves up to or close themselves off from their external surroundings. Thus, they construct a variety of configurations of exposure and enclosure, protection and confinement, vulnerabilities and blind spots.