Lucy Neish uses biomorphic androgynous forms in painting to explore her knowledge of the body, bringing together remembered experience and gathered imagery. By layering and removing elements through the process of adding and scratching away, the painting is no longer a flat image, rather a structure that is built and moves forward into the space. Encounters and meetings are important in forming the composition of her work. The tactility of the surface is heightened by adding materials such as plaster and sand to the paint. The texture results in a ‘siren song’, encouraging the viewers the desire to touch the surface - reflecting our need for human contact and the relationships we form to establish a level of physical intimacy.