Untitled, 2006, Screenprint
Barclay evolves her work in a highly instinctive and experimental way, and is well known for her carefully composed sculptural installations that adopt methods used in weaving, woodturning, ceramics and print, to create a refined vocabulary of forms. Her screenprint for the Cove Park Portfolio used a spontaneous, hands-on process of cutting paper shapes to make the screens with which to print each layer of colour. The overall composition is vibrant and within it are abstracted illustrations of moving scissor blades, the very tool used to produce the shapes. The print relates back to her sculptural practice and her previous use of hand-printed fabrics as sculptural components.