Working with the possibility that exists in everything to be remade/seen differently/reused/re-connected/re-invented.
I use line, colour and found materials to shape and transform - to work with the possibility that exists in everything to be remade/seen differently/reused/re-connected/re-invented – sometimes my work is autobiographical, sometimes it is a practice where I work with others to open up a dialogue, to shine a light, to re-see in order to develop and work to change and grow organisations and communities.
I think of my work as ‘Memorials to process’. Using my practice as a means of connecting with the natural environment, exploring the transitional quality of unwritten places, accounting for loss, creating work that may scratch our consciousness, leave a record of what is left behind.
Drawn towards the thrown away, the debris and fragments of life lived, ‘the detached leftovers of our progress …as a source of all that is valuable’. Creating a space for stillness and reflection from the processes of upheaval, destruction and renewal. A practice that is about being present and sensitive to our surroundings and the natural order of things. Connecting; protecting; erasing; removing; rescuing; testing the boundaries of time and space. An endless cycle of creation, destruction and re-making. Engaging with the processes of the weather and the complex entaglements of mans' actions and often his indifference to nature.
What is of value and what do we mean by progress? What do we make of those things deemed useless and undervalued, the marginal, the imperfect, the transient and the fragile? With the end comes the beginning. From a moment, the movement of light, a breeze, an event, a conversation, a 'find' of any sort, how can we breathe new life, nurture new journeys, see things from a different perspective?
Making sense of the nonsense we throw away or take for granted, and standing up for the environment.