|My art practice mainly consists of 2D work on canvas and paper, but I also make sculpture. Most pieces usually start with a drawing in one form or another, whether it is a doodle, ink blot or a body tracing. I use inks, charcoal, pen, whatever feels right at the time for that piece. My work explores themes of the human body, gesture, time and motion. |
Repetition is important in my work. I can become obsessed with a process and tend to come up with some rules and order to limit my actions. I like to build up my works in layers. This could be a line, then a wash, then a blot. Usually in a predefined order and repeated several times.
Motifs that are always popping up in my work are circles and ovals. They feel like a way of controlling the chaotic areas of my work (in a way containers, vessels). They often contain or control colour in some way and are usually drawn in a black line, whilst the colour contained is usually bright and fluid.
Some of the plaster sculptures I make contain metal objects, nails, wire. Over time the metal reacts with the plaster. I like to experiment with materials. Reactions between different materials always fascinate me and I quite often will use these in my work. I love a happy accident. This is what keeps me making art. There is always something different to discover.