The series of work titled After Ishihara is inspired by the early 20th century colour blind test plates developed by Dr. Sinobu Ishihara. Working with ideas around fluidity, control and boundaries, as well as a sense of optical disturbance, I begin with boards to which layers of paint are applied and then systematically gouged to reveal concentric circles of colour. The aesthetic judgments are made primarily at the layering stage; what emerges during the physical process of excavation is largely fortuitous. The process creates an enticing, surface of repetitive, convex hollows of concentric circles that confuse the eye and trick the brain. The finished works are both complicated and simple, leaving space for the intensity of the making experience to manifest itself visually.