Through the development of her own visual language, the constructed dialogues consist of fragmented, pure, descriptive information, interrupted by areas of ambiguous, abstract shape. The paintings are essentially exercises in ‘gap filling’. The broken schematisation of outline, colour, and texture creates an interrupted logic in Watson’s work.
As well as re-appropriating found diagrammatic imagery, Watson designs and produces her own every-day, functional objects, and from this, develops her own instructional manuals. The constructed object is never exhibited, giving the paintings a vague objecthood, as they negotiate between image and object. This play of formal values creates equivalencies between instruction and abstract form.