As a painter, photographer and sculptor my multi-disciplinary practice transforms found objects into something new, seemingly organic; growing and evolving.
My current work, ‘Computer Component Bugs’ incorporates the printed ephemera from inside discarded computers and gadgets. The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of modern living highlighting the dangers of planned obsolescence and e-waste in the environment. I use found and manufactured materials because they can comment upon the accumulation of cultural debris and become their own subjective universes as they build form into patterns of the communicative behaviour of life processes.
My investigation process is focused around the idea of creating a stylized representation of organic structures through geometric patterns, networks and configurations often based on mathematic formulae found in the natural world. Paradoxically, this cultural debris also contains symbolic reference to our values and our diversity; celebrating human ingenuity and knowledge passed down through generations. The work displays an aesthetic beauty whilst offering a socio-political discourse, attempting to reclaim waste and the destruction of the natural world, in the beauty of visual art. The visual aesthetics of my work plays on our desires for beauty, poetics and enchantment. I engage these themes and contradictions, fashioning detritus into visionary objects that synthesize, inspire, amuse, renew and provoke.
My current work in progress in which my ‘Computer Component Bugs’ are being arranged into patterns and mandalas, is a direct response to Damien Hirst’s Entomology Series.
I am a full time freelance artist and regularly exhibit my work in group and solo shows often with accompanying themed workshops.