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My work alludes to the complex struggle to achieve a level of equilibrium and balance in present-day society. It is rooted in contemporary experience in both an emotional (feelings and thoughts) and physical (materials and situations) sense. I enjoy embracing a diverse range of processes, techniques and materials. This variety maintains my engagement in an intuitive process of discovery and playful investigation of ‘stuff’; acts of transformation whereby found materials are appropriated, re-appointed with new purposes, and sometimes combined with wholly handmade elements. This can also include working in response to ‘found’ sites or situations, be that within a gallery-based or a non-art context.
Vital questions, collisions and challenges within the work are: the potential of contradiction in which, for example, repulsion and attraction can co-exist; the transformative process; the notion of play; the inclusion of pre-existing and unfamiliar objects; the role of colour and variations of scale. Formal qualities such as balance, composition and rhythm help to form connections and conversations between individual works within the space they inhabit.