Artists Statement

Through looking at objects I explore notions of memory, solitude, dream, reverie and loss. Something unquantifiable about the forms I investigate captivates me. I am concerned with the relationship between psychological and physical space.

The subjects of my works often appear ambiguous and alien to their surroundings. They possess a haunting sense of ‘displacement’, which suggests that they are not of this time, raising questions about whether these objects reside in the past or the future, or whether are real or fictitious.

I am interested in the multiplicity of meanings that the objects I examine possess and the tensions that exist between their form, scale and context. I explore the relationship between the incidental and the laboured, as well as the arbitrary and the unpredictable. The works allude to an uncertainty of their function and ubiquity.

The installations form collections of memories and experiences. My working process is concerned with the ‘wanting’ of an object or form- a longing to recreate the memory of the powerful impact the subjects of the work have had on me. The making of the work allows me to keep something of this experience, and as a result the works are infused with a feeling of sadness and tenderness.

My recent series of installations respond to the architecture of the installation space. The works, made independently in the studio are later grouped and assembled as site-specific installations. Through the relocation of the work in different spaces, I am able to layer this exploration of space and form with a new examination of architectural space. When the objects and paintings are removed from the environment in which they were made, there is a transformation.

There is a tension between the actuality of the sculptures and the quasi metaphysical nature of the paintings. The sculptures possess a strange sense of clunky yet sometimes elegant minimalism. The paintings allude to imagined and remembered scenarios. However, they share a common sensibility that bridges this tension of ‘low tech’ versus ‘high tech’. Simultaneously knowing and not knowing.

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