Kathy Moss - Threnody

Working within a floral iconography, Moss’s paintings do not have an obvious narrative, but rather explore the themes of memory, frailty, beauty, life, death, personal histories and human connection through the formal qualities of her work. Using a traditional chalk and oil ground Moss’s linen canvases hold the ghosts of her creation, capturing the beauty of the painting process through the build up and erasure of paint.


The flower silhouettes, which float individually above the surface, are both beautiful and elegiac - notations on the tremendous loss that is happening and a metaphor for the world in which we are currently living.