Inspired by the philosophical distinction between primary and secondary qualities of objects, Tamsin Corrigan presents abstract prints that explore the experience and sensations of the artist and the observer. Objects have factual properties that are independent of people; such as their form, mass, and motion. However, these objective characteristics can create ideas, inspirations, and insights through their secondary qualities. Their interaction with people extends their existence to a subjective object.
It is this subjectivity that Tamsin looks to explore in her work. Through a mixed media printing process that embraces chance, she distorts the image to produce an ambiguous composition, allowing the viewer to experience the work subjectively, replicating the individualism of secondary qualities.