I love walking in to my workshop and studio each day and getting a whiff of all the smells; wood, metal, even the resins and glues from the construction the day before. There is a significant personal history of making things within my family and this drives me to look for finish and quality in my work, whether it be sculpture or painting. I want to see the execution of skill from the creator, as well as a ‘feeling’ and provoking ideas.
My current practice is based around a group of doodles I made. The doodles are simple reactionary thoughts to my mark making. Potentially they are references and explorations to an interest in the way that bodies move, especially through sport, dance and martial arts. Like the improvisation of the jazz musician, I have attempted to create pieces without any pre conceived plans, ideas, or knowledge of development, but simply my felt reactions through experience. Working instinctively I have brought together different materials, stretching them to create movement, tension and harmony, forming abstract pieces that can be discovered and interpreted by the viewer, who is free to understand them on their own terms.
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