Janet Curley Cannon is an ardent observer of the transitory and incidental characteristics of the built environment. She seeks out the aged surfaces and neglected structures found in derelict or disused spaces across towns and cities. In back streets and forgotten neighbourhoods she sees crumbling walls transformed into layered, textural tapestries; interfered with signs and fragments of faded posters varnished with a film of daily life, bearing witness to the effects of weather and the passage of time. These urban environments speak volumes about a place, they tell of past lives, present circumstances, and the community's hopes and fears for the future. This is the starting point for her work in both 2D and 3D form where she often uses found items alongside common construction materials, mixing media and digital print elements. Her visual inspirations are influenced by her interest in social issues such as income inequalities, urban expansion, affordable housing, ageing populations and privacy. The turbulence, turmoil and preoccupations of past lives and present issues, the coming and going of buildings, structures, and inhabitants – the ephemerality of urban living – is the thread weaving throughout her work. Her art utilizes contrasts, repetition, and patterns; with the use of text and well considered titles she infuses it with political and social commentary that reflects contemporary society and the realities of the world in which we live.