This research paper explores the concepts of spatiality and temporality and also the idea of perception and how this can affect the artist’s view of the world. Having spent large amounts of time in different countries as a child and teenager, and returning to Australia as a young adult has led me to question both my identity and how it has been constructed. Throughout the dissertation I explore the story of Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol to further investigate the construction of the self within opposing and multiple situations. Such experiences are also reflected in the works of Peter Doig, Hurvin Anderson and Mamma Andersson. In relation to my own work, my history and experiences will be used as a starting point to refer to painting as a practice that connects the space between my multiplicities. Consequently, this will suggest that painting is a passage that can unite polarities, bridging the rift or gap between the different events that I have encountered. Approximately seven paintings will be exhibited at the Sydney College of Arts Exhibition in December 2016.