Artist statement

Although I take my artwork seriously, I have fun with it, I need it and it is perhaps this need to play which compels me to continue creating. It is a need to be near my conscience, because art is an act of the soul, not the intellect

I don’t set out to produce “art” about one subject or another. I am a maker. I make things, objects. I always have a sketchbook with me, so I am constantly drawing and writing ideas. They can be left in the sketchbook forever or they can be developed into a piece of work. It can begin with any idea that interests me; it can begin with a found object, reading a book or it can even sometimes begin when I am sweeping the floor.

I can’t say I use one material or another I have no ties to any of them. I'm fascinated by all materials, but not in a form of fascination with a visual or tactile meaning, what attracts me is that any material when worked on correctly can be transformed into a sculpture, into an object that can convey a concept, an idea, an emotion. I do not like to use the same material continuously, as I understand that to learn you have to go from the known to the unknown and I'm always in a phase of experimentation.

The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the works. When I say that I am a maker is because I like to collaborate with the materials, rather that trying to impose on them, willing to allow them to explore and express themselves.