Celestine is inspired by colour, as she finds it, and in any form in which it presents itself.
Working in mixed media, predominantly using found materials, Celestine builds two and three dimensional structures to fill spaces, from sketchbook pages to gallery installations. The found elements within her work are most often dismantled after completion and reused in further work.
Celestine’s sketchbooks are scrapbooks of collected colour, documenting her thought processes and exploration. The pages appear to show a unique language that only she knows. These personal explorations of colour go on to inform Celestine’s larger works.
“Every day we experience colour. In everything we do. Artist and non- artist alike. Colour is an individual experience, so the way one person experiences colour will be different to the next. We are unique individual human beings and our eyes see colour so differently. I want to show the colours I am captivated by to other people” - Celestine Thomas