First Coat: 2017 Toowoomba
Public art offers the opportunity to simultaneously address the masses and the individual. With this in mind Naylor explores the duality of collective and personal experience. ‘Light’ treats the connection between humans and nature as a generally appreciated phenomenon. Contrastingly she considers the observation of light against a human form as intimate and personal nuance.
Naylor explores the liminal and in-between states of the human experience. She is interested in navigating the relationship between reality and the idea of reality (memory). She uses photography as a point of departure, focusing on its ability as to capture a fleeting moment. ‘Light’ is an investigation of how sentimental or nostalgic values are translated from photography through the act of painting. Her work uses the evidence of light itself as a compositional tool, hi-lighting the similarity to that of a camera and the lens of memory