Creating strange, shadowy forms, employing graphite and oil paint, Ainsley Wilcock says that she is exploring “the dynamic interplay between the mind and its surroundings”. She is intrigued by the human tendency to seek and draw out meaning from arbitrary and everyday stimulus through form and shadow. Wilcock has engaged the interior of her childhood home and its potential to provoke and mediate an exchange between environment and imagination, through ambiguity and suggestive form. With sources ranging from classic stories from childhood to the use of weeds, roots and garden waste as subject matter. Wilcock presents a body of work that is imbued with mystery. Wilcock is currently finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Arts at COFA, UNSW in Sydney. She plans to undertake Honours in Fine Arts at COFA next year.