Known for her intuitive abstract works, Merrett creates her work much like a sculptor would, moving around the canvas shaping and layering the paint. Her intuitive methodology investigates notions of duality in the picture plane; of depth and opacity, chaos with order and the reference to the otherness through that which goes beyond the frame.
Colour plays an important role in Merrett’s works. She has likened the use of colour to be like composing music stating: “the idea of colour having its own sound makes so much sense. It’s a language I can use on an instinctual ‘gut’ level that exists in a different part of my thinking.”
Cheekily, the title of the work comes from the ‘softsational’ musical genre, inspired by the ballad performed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie of the same name.