With my work, I aim to make people more aware of the spaces around them by framing the details that are often overlooked when moving through transitory spaces. For example, the way that light flickers in-between railings when you move past them. I focus on those points where there is a discrepancy between what we think we see and what we are actually seeing. I use architectural materials - neon, stone, glass, concrete and steel – combining these in my works to consider urban spaces as systems comprised of balance, weight, and fragility. Recently I have begun combining materials found in the artist's studio such as paint and silicone alongside printed media to create sculptures using layers of material. I layer and collage together to investigate our relationship with the built environment, how this is changing and how we are caught between altering states of flux and stability. I do this by creating works that are layers upon layers of print, precariously or imposingly balanced on one point, by using more fragile materials to prop up heavier masses, or by unusual combinations of materials such as the submersion of neon into water. My research is interested in the idea of adaptation. I consider the way we intuitively wrap, stack, tie and slot materials together around us and the way that nature creeps back into every part of urban space.
Recently, I have been making works about how virtual space is navigated and works that highlight situations where society is overloaded by the media and where a machine has taken over and caused errors or glitches in the materials. I am interested in the way that natural phenomena such as water and light affect our experience of the world around us. Water represents the passing of time. In my current research, I am focusing on the importance of water within cities and in the duality, that exists between water as a beautiful material that is difficult to control and water as something that is increasingly threatening. Underpinning all my work are the themes of time, climate change, and urban development in the context of new technologies and digital culture. I am interested in humans’ ever-increasing reliance on technology and in the flaws and details within this technology.
Sculptors on Sculpture, 2020
Subject Matter, Align, 2019
Arch Daily on Hello Wood, Hungary, 2019
FAD Magazine, 2018
In Conversation with Slate The Disco, 2014
Interview by Creative Mapping, 2013
BBC Scotland, Red Shed Project, 2011
Article by Artist Newsletter about Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, 2010