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.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

My Circus collection

In 2012 I set myself a new theme for creative development based on a topic that has always inspired me in many ways. I sat as I do most times pondering the subject of the circus and what it means to me, and begun to ask myself just what is it that keeps me captivated? The result gave me a new working title and question to create and develop work with; ‘what if the circus was contagious?’ just over a year in making and I am still mesmerised with this working question there has been so far emphasis on colour and texture that I want to abstract even further. It is safe to say I can see this sub-subject will remain a focus for lots more work to be infective with and has resulted in the biggest 2D body of work for over 10years.

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