I live in the city and I travel to the sea, everyday.
I wish I was the sea, moving in a perfect state of rhythm. Often I bask in the simplicity of the sound and movement of the waves.
City life is similar, the traffic moves in rhythms, the hum of human voices in the busy streets is like birds on the rocks and things corrode the same way. Nature is everything.
Electricity moves through our phones, computers, eyes and minds, supercharging our landscapes with a connected heartbeat and pulse.
I use what is around me; the run down and beautiful aspects of Bristol inner city life often influences my work. I respond, play, reusing and re-imagining domestic materials in a process that is freeing and childlike.
Creating, for me, is a way of understanding the world, abstracting elements from environments, tacitly exploring and figuring things out. The connection of inner and outer landscapes meets when I feel symbiotic with my material of choice.
I am influenced by giffs, tools, building sites and organic structures. The materials I use are diverse, often found objects with digital videos and more recently, ceramics. Through this the themes of time, space and being are explored. Working as a therapist is a part of my process as I engage in the subtle conflict and emotional subterfuge of self-exploration with others and myself, I find that making artwork is essential for expelling unconscious and emotional material that I carry.