Through drawing, collage, print, stitch and found object assemblage, my work is centred around integrally connected notions of memory, time and language. The work continues and diverts the effect of time on matter with lengthy processes which weigh a touching absurdity against precarious outcomes.
Domestic household or clothing materials, and discarded objects are worked on with readily available, functional products, over lengthy time in a response to the dehumanising speed of contemporary living. The materials both hold and suggest traces of memory.
Single words, fraught with misinterpretation, communicate the difficulty and hilarity of making oneself understood through language and point to ideas about printed reproduction and the dissemination of ideas, truth and confusion.
I have been a practising artist for over 30 years since graduating from Chelsea in 1988.
Achievements & Experience
Associate Artist, Bricks, Bristol, 2020
MA Fine Art, UWE Bristol, 2020
BA(Hons) Chelsea College of Art, 1988
Foundation Diploma, Wimbledon College of Art, 1985
Apprehension 2019 graphite and collage on board 107 x 153 cm
Consumption 2020 silk, cotton wadding and wool 121 x 128 cm
Project 2018 graphite, found paper, screen 160 x 168 cm
State 2019 embroidery silk and hessian 110 x 65 cm
Domestic Objections 2020 digital photograph
A Pocalypse 2020 ink and paper 19 x 19.5 cm