uncoiled no.2 (detail) 2017

uncoiled no.2 (detail) 2017

Artist Statement

Through the collection and manipulation of societal ephemera I consider how art is able to embody what language defies and how the amalgam of materials affect the viewer.  It is through the slow unfolding of the unaccustomed unions of discarded or mundane materials that a heightened awareness of the present – either physical or psychological – intensifies and affect is created.  This work strives for a visceral response that could be triggered by the rich saturation of colours, palpable textures and familiar forms that are simultaneously alluring and repellent while maintaining a captivating presence during what it to come.  I acknowledge the process of making is equally a physical and subconscious endeavor, and I explore how the significance of experimentation and the recognition of intuition impact my work.