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.
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.