by Zolton in New Art on Sunday 15 July 2007

Pamela Dale’s work is full of intricate detail: ‘Generally I’m trying to get a feel of the walk-in paradise’, she says. ‘Because these are large scale, you actually walk into them in a sense. You can get sucked into one of the flowers, but when you’re creating them it is like an organic development of shape upon shape and it also has echoes of how nature creates itself, the replication. I think it’s really worthy to look for paradise in the nooks and crevices of our contemporary life. We don’t have much connection with mythical places or we’re trying to hold on to what little we’ve got, so in a way there’s a response to that. In a way they’re the opposite to hard-edged consumerism’.

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