My work explores the tension between a vivid internal world and the external world - especially where the external world is awkward, unfathomable and frightening, and the internal one is vibrant, safe, and integrated.
The wall becomes the liminal space where the two meet, forming a permeable veil that is frequently crossed; hence my preoccupation with images on/through walls and wallpaper as a device to draw attention to this space. A longstanding fascination with scale models and domestic interiors combines with an assemblage type process to give the pieces their characteristic feel.
My working process is mostly very intuitive, combining stills and video, rearranging, editing, adding and discarding elements until the piece feels right. Working digitally enables me to integrate material from lots of different sources and also serves as a distancing device, enhancing the feeling of dislocation which is at the core of my work.
I grew up in London and studied Fine Art and then Landscape Architecture. After working in a variety of design and project management roles I came back to my creative practice and now work from my studio in Sheffield, one of the UK’s most creative cities.
Above left: Self portrait with wallpaper. Above right: Self Portrait (I am the forest). Click to enlarge.