After exploring the technical ability of her use of paint in her "Crumpled Photos" Astrid decided to examine the idea of crumpling actual paintings. The implications of seemingly destroying a portrait that had been meticulously painted, provoked her to question the relevance of portraiture within the contemporary Art climate. The initial pieces start off small, tentatively exploring the use of different materials that culminate in two large scale crumpled paintings which slump from the wall to the floor. Reinforced with fibre glass and resin they stand alone whilst giving the appearance of having fallen off the wall. Whilst blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, the paintings are a comment on how the presence of traditional techniques within Art have somewhat 'fallen from grace'.