‘The photographs she takes are records of her brief journeys as she weaves skeins of light before the lens, sometimes white, sometimes coloured. Her trajectory leaves traces which form shapes shifting from transparent, through opaque to sinuous lines with the tensile precision of steel. Sometimes the landscape is barely discernible, just a dense tactile space, at other times the forms drift over recognisable terrain like mist that is impossibly articulated, or a bolt of fine silk, each fold of which is impossibly crystalline, or a transparent titanium sculpture. It looks like an extraordinary natural event, like the aurora borealis, or freak electrical activity.

Of course it’s all an illusion. The shape has an illusory concreteness created by the passage of time. If you were there, you wouldn’t see it. That’s the point. Kirsten is fascinated by the idea of recording something which didn’t actually happen, not in that form. Yet it is a genuine record of energy and movement, and so, at the same time, not an illusion at all, but a very clear exposition of intent and process.’

Simone Witney, Hastings Independent Press, 2017
BEFORE AND AFTER SILENCE II, 2017, Sredno Gradishte, Bulgaria, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 57 x 82cm
EXQUISITE OUTRAGE I, 2017, Sredno Gradishte, Bulgaria, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 57 x 82cm
LIFE AND DEATH III, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 39.5 x 52cm
LIFE AND DEATH VI, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand, unique (1/1) giclée print, 35.5 x 55cm
SPECTRE OF LIFE II, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 27.5 x 39cm
SURFACE TENSIONS I, 2017, Bornholm, Denmark, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 39.5 x 52cm
DARKENED BY DEGREES I, 2014, Carluc, France, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 27.5 x 39cm
BEFORE AND AFTER SILENCE I, 2017, Sredno Gradishte, Bulgaria, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 39.5 x 52cm
BEYOND BELIEF V, 2016, Molde, Norway, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 39.5 x 52cm
QUANTUM DISCORD VI, 2014, Galatas, Greece, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 27.5 x 39cm
QUANTUM DISCORD XXXIII, 2014, Galatas, Greece, unique (1/1) giclée print in archival inks, 39.5 x 52cm