Christina’s work traces and recuperates the fragile and fragmented histories of things, of people and events. It uses found materials gathered from these histories as a starting point for further interpretations in paint that explore the reverberations and relevance of these lost histories in the present.
Christina’s interest is in looking back and exploring the meaning of things that have fallen out of circulation. Practically, this way of operating has led her to gather and reflect on the language of things retrieved from landfill sites, charity shops, archives and museums and art history itself. It deals with the tensions and contradictions that arise from reinterpreting the past in the present.
Christina’s most recent paintings and prints are mainly meditations on the lives of women in the past, retrieving and working with imagery that would otherwise be lost. The perspective of her work is personal and essentially feminine but is also intended to resonate more widely.