Through distortion and fragmentation the Nuances series presents abstract imagery of livestock skulls. Elaine manipulates these pieces until the organic form no longer resembles the original object. Intrigued by the energy, movement and texture embedded within the surface of these skulls, Elaine experimented and pushed her image making to develop a strong and confident linear approach. The fine brush work and detailed paper cuts are intuitive drawings that imitate the intricate marks in the skulls disintegrating surface texture. By developing imagery that cannot be immediately recognised, the viewer is able to read the works as a series of abstract landscapes.