As a child the story of Peter Pan captivated my heart and I knew even so young this will remain evergreen. Inspiration for all my work developed from the narrative interplay of imposed stories and references given to objects, for example the thimble and acorn exchanged as a kiss by Peter and Wendy.
Objects used in a mundane fashion to elevate and capture every day implications strengthen my outlook for creativity; a needle and thread used to re-sew a shadow, a broken time piece defines adulthood and a spoon intended for medicine.
My work in turn laced with influence and the notion of memories, as in Neverland one will never grow up, but can also forget ones past. It is important for me to document and preserve the fleeting moments capture by life. Something we all do as humans is invest a dialog to inanimate objects; ‘this is a beach pebble found on a family holiday when we all got stuck in sand and used drift wood to dig our selves out’, to anyone else its just another rock.
The memory aids I fabricate sustain time sometimes of a lost boy sometimes happy thoughts but I know this ‘to live will be an awfully big adventure’…
My work is about following each piece and being intuitively
open to an unspoken dialogue that spans a breath of choices and unknown exit points.
For me being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront the real world. I see my work as an anthology of objects, each being a unique incomplete tangible question that collects personal provenance. What stimulates my work and research is the ongoing amassments of stuff I collect and own. Obsessions happen without acknowledgement and my inventory shows no boundaries to objects, just an attraction that I find it hard to explain other than: we find each-other.