Artist Statement

The idea that art and life are closely entwined is most inspiring and one of my aspirations as an artist is not to create something new but to recreate something that already exists


Much of my work is inspired by the natural world and elements connected with life, movement, and change. I am particularly interested in the impermanence of natural processes and the idea that nothing is static or fixed in time - everything is in continual and relative motion. This has led me to explore concepts of nature and culture and human environment relations.

The landscape is a constant source of visual ideas and I often work directly with existing material, both 'found' and 'made', that has the potential to change state over time or bears visual reminders of past usage. Through the use of transient material and natural phenomena, patterns of growth and decay can be observed. Camera-less and lens based photography are often used as a means of capturing or fixing in time the very act of change. Printmaking with photopolymer plates and photogenic drawing, as methods of making, allow direct engagement with nature and accuracy in capturing detail. Making a real trace or 'visual footprint' of the original is most appealing and an interest in 2D and 3D relations has also led me to extend imagery into physical form.

Recent work is informed by the creative approaches and methodologies of both art and science. In particular, how collaborations between art, science and technology can invite new insight and encourage a greater understanding of what it is to be human and how we relate to our environment. I am keen to create works that are contemplative and informative, that enhance our perception or experience of nature and draw attention to the fragility of the natural world and our own existence.