shadows hold their breath

‘Negative space becomes part of the poetry of form. Sensuous lines and smooth curves overlap to create a subtle interplay of shadow and light. Silver becomes an evanescent spectrum of permutations. There is finely judged tension between the tangible and intangible effects of Leslie Matthews’ fluid forms, between the allure of surface and the darker allusions implicit in their shadowy contours.’ Margot Osborne, independent writer, curator and art historian