Megan Frances Abrahams
While primarily abstract, my paintings include symbolic representational elements. Allusions to landscape, figure and plant forms reflect my passion for the environment.
In my current series, I am exploring the Fleur de Lys as a point of departure for composition. My adaptation of the Fleur de Lys is a further abstraction of the already abstract ancient symbol. Intensely personal, the Fleur de Lys refers to memories of my experience as a young art student in France.
I am concerned with integrity of line and composition. Rather than symmetry, I seek balance with a degree of unpredictability. After constructing a motif, I gradually deconstruct it, until it becomes unrecognizable.
My work is influenced by my formative years in the Bahamas. The intense light and colors of the sub-tropics infuse my palette, and I tend to use a flat two-dimensional effect. Surrealism and abstract expressionism inform my approach.