Trained in sculpture with experience in a variety of disciplines, Evangeline's recent enamel work has been been informed by the interplay of man and nature and the visible effects of one upon the other - man's mark upon the earth's surface and the eroding, over time, of the built environment by natural forces.
Specific inspiration has been drawn from distressed or weathered architectural fabric such as old stone, rendered or corrugated buildings. The textured surfaces of these buildings have encouraged a wide-ranging exploitation of the ways in which enamel can be applied expressively and further developed by over-firing in order to extend the effects.
Her corrugated huts , barns and walls are formed from hand cut and milled sheet copper which is then coated with powdered Jewellery enamel before being fired to @ 900 degrees Fahrenheit .
Working with fire, and the imponderables connected with this discipline, can lead to joyous outcomes - but sometimes deep disappointment !