Light & shade – study 1 uses contrasting wood
tones and cut-outs combined with faceted angles.
The sculpture is a dynamic study of optical figure
field relationships that plays with the viewer’s
perceptions. As a viewer moves around the
artwork the relationships between the four
sections change in unexpected ways creating an
illusion of movement. Nayton’s art practice is an
ongoing investigation into the cognitive processes
of perception, experience, memory and
understanding. She is fascinated by the idea that
reality can only be known through the subjective
experience of the exterior environment, through
an individual’s senses.