Often being on the side of nature rather than nurture as the dominant ingredient to our 'makeup' I explore aspects of the seen face and the unseen conscious, to try and make sense of who we are.
My work is concerned with identity and a personal obsession of what hides behind the façade of the seen.
I try to translate the inner being through a disrupted surface, creating new and different visual conversations.
Processes of destruction and repair investigate aspects of trauma and healing, rejuvenation and change - dualities that need an equilibrium.
From figurative realism to material led abstraction I am discovering ways of paralleling the process of making with altered states and adapted minds in a quest to explore what it is to be human.
Inside Out represents a path of self-criticism; where I have lain bare a fragility and resilience for all to see, seeking to challenge the traditional Academic establishment’s hierarchy of art principles and aesthetics of portrait sculpture.
Perfect Imperfection - The Art of Healing explores the fragility and resilience of the human condition through the violated materiality of the sculpted portrait.
Migrant Material - Connecting Matter With Being A Close examination of exhumed sub terrain material led to questions of our relationship with and connections to the earth and its contents; its changing climates and shifting terrain.