My work is a recording of my view of the world - my feelings, my sense of being part of this physical life, alive and enmeshed in an evolving world. Becoming, eroding, decaying and finally disappearing… The simple act of creating helps me to make some sense of it all. It helps me to make real and visible those feelings that arise from being human and witnessing events as they unfold through a lifetime. Through that, I find that I am fulfilling a basic need to connect and to leave a visible trace. I am... I was...
The Long Lament
Oil on linen 84 x 122 cm
Ink, inktense pencil on Arches paper 57 x 76 cm
The Old Enchantments - Beguiled
Ink, watercolour pencil on Arches paper 57 x 76 cm
My practice is focused on the vessel as an existential inner expression, combining the sensitivities of the hand, brain and inner desire to bring ideas into form. The most challenging aspect of my work is to be constantly mindful of the pursuit toward simplicity, paring away that which is not necessary, yet still giving voice and resonance to the object.