The idea behind the phrase ‘Passer Being’ is that of one who inhabits their own world and this, at certain times overlaps the worlds that others experience. The ‘inclusion’ is more like a venn diagram than a complete incorporation. Fiona’s mark-making suggests rather than defines her points of connection. The paintings are expressions of experience rather than a recording of appearance, a suggestion of how things feel rather than simply how they look. She paints and draws every day and has developed a remarkable vocabulary that is hers alone.
And then I understood what painting really meant. It’s not an aesthetic process; it’s a form of magic that interposes itself between us and the hostile universe, a means of seizing power by imposing a form on our terrors as well as our desires. The day I understood that, I had found my path.