By consistently experimenting with medium and subject, the work of Kimberly Blackstock teases out and visualizes energetic drives, building and growing within these avenues of matter. Her work takes up both representational painting and abstraction, picturing the value of continual growth, knowledge and the expression of creativity. Through painting, Blackstock symbolizes change and the value it brings to one’s existence. By experimenting with techniques and the theory of colour, her work seeks to liberate and abandon fear, acting as an allegory of the lived life. In the unpredictability and randomness of the creative act a story or lesson unfolds, Blackstock captures thisencounter in unique and sometimes unsettling ways.