Parkinson's work demonstrates a physically intimate exploration of materiality, transformation and scale over time. Concerned with the interaction and tension between man made structures and those of nature, she uses methods of intervention to create unpredictable results.
Kiting takes its name from the way in which small invertebrates move through the air at the mercy of the wind. Parkinson's work instigates the movement of raw materials, articulating the moment when all action is suspended in a state of flux, which she refers to as 'static motion'. Kitingpresents a selection of her two and three dimensional works using rudimentary elements such as sand, steel, wax and pigment.
Parkinson’s art practice is a collaborative process, intensified through the combination of both controlling her materials, and allowing the substances to work organically in their own time. This enables the artist to suspend states of fluidity and construction, resulting in a metaphysical exploration. Scale is used to temper experience. Wall pigment pieces loom large; at once immersive and restless. Wax works betray the grand size of their landscape inspiration, akin to small segments of moon rock.