Ford’s dot paintings have no obvious answer or interpretation, the viewer is free to choose. It’s human instinct to search for patterns, recognizable shapes, and formal figures within the abstraction; to impose a rational explanation.

Artworks usually manifest as some visual or conceptual points of reference for the viewer to interpret in a predefined way; we metaphorically ask them to join the dots but they will inevitably join them, or not, in their own way. By searching for, finding or dismissing meaning in this work, the viewer is complicit in its function as an allusion to this complex part of the human condition.