From the mysteries of broken ancient artefacts to the 'look' of self-portraiture the Old Masters communicate, idealised realism has inspired the exploration and representation of my work on a theme of identity.
My work is concerned with the process of healing, rejuvenation and change through a political and social context. Often involving destruction and repair, realism and abstraction as a way of paralleling the process of making with altered states and adapted minds.
I try to translate the inner being through a disrupted surface, creating new and different visual conversations.
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.
Using the traditional skills of realistic portrait sculpture as a point of departure, I experiment with colour to deceive and processes of making, destroying and repairing as a metaphorical journey of trauma and healing - the scars of life – a way of trying to make sense of what it is to be human.