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. My interest in memory is the makings of the complexities of a souvenir.
The moments captured with an object that creates a personal language. For me
being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds
making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront
the real world, curated by movement of life that allows the work to be
witnessed in challenging surroundings. 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.