Sam says she feels a sense of freedom when making her art; some of which is purely abstract, in celebration of colour, and composition, some figurative, conjuring narratives which cannot be pinned down by words alone. Both sides of Sam’s practice are connected by her creative process of working in distinct layers of media, starting always by creating the textured ground.
This intriguing, unique work invites closer viewing and sensory exploration. Its textured surfaces break into the third dimension, gently challenging traditional ideas of how paintings should be. The recurring themes of buildings and towers in the work symbolise society, community, and explore notions of belonging.