My work is orbiting around a thin line between the physicality of an
object and it’s form. Translation of visual structure, from ephemeral
to solid. Learning, and where necessary, inventing a personal language
to communicate this transcription.
Culture enclosing nature,
To cultivate something means creating an opportunity for growth, a
setting for development.
I cultivate ideas, breed and raise them on the soil of culture.
Fine art approach blends in with mass production techniques
I focus on depictions of reality, that in context of art, become
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In my current practice I have been constructing objects that have the air of esoteric props, objects that resist classification into a register of functional domestic articles. I have a fondness for lifting objects out of childhood and reimagining them within an adult topography and imbuing inanimate matter with unsettling, provocative and fetishistic qualities. I am captivated by objects that appear to pulsate and swarm with unrealised desires... a certain throb and hum radiates from such things. The rocking horse is a slippery, curious object that swells and plummets and is animated under our weight. A restless, squirming object which seems to stir and twitch of its own accord and appears to will you to set it into undulating motion in a tentative and reciprocal choreography.
The collection of found objects and materials is an important aspect of my work as an artist. To this end, I gather remnants of domestic woodwork from a local tip and discarded objects from skips and junk yards. I am attracted by signs of use or age, or items which have been part of something else in an earlier life. These objects serve as inspiration for my work and/or directly as materials within compositions of found objects, photographs and made pieces in environments or wall spaces.