STATEMENT


In my practice, I work across drawing, painting,sculpture and installation. I am particularly interested in our environments; how we build, negotiate and use them. My work references town-planning, the objects we buy, the everyday; notions of what can be beautiful and where.

How do we negotiate and influence our domestic and wider environments? How we interpret contemporary and historical ideas of beauty is being tested. Works seek to question and re-evaluate some of the objects and spaces that define our environments, and therefore us. Pieces hover between built, un-built and grown. An appropriation of familiar, mundane materials and techniques into another context, allows the viewer to see again the plain, the overlooked, the grotesque, the ordinary.

Our fascination with, and fetishisation of objects, manifests itself in gallery, museum, religious and domestic contexts. Our selection and collection of objects and ephemera form vast sprawling portraits of our lives and preoccupations. I am fascinated with the concept of objects as props; their purpose not only to facilitate our functioning well in our constructed spaces, but often to ‘dress’ these spaces. We like the way they look. We like what they say about us, how they describe our ‘tastes’. They remind us of people we know/have known. For these reasons, some of the things we own are lovely, and some are not.