I would describe myself as an ideas-led artist. My work is often project-based and I use a wide variety of media. In my practice I generally focus on the everyday. I try to inject wonder or poetry into the familiar and present it back to the viewer.
I am interested in quantitative rather than qualitative information. I like data, numbers and dates, and time is very important to me. I am however also interested in the poetic and the whimsical, chance and coincidence, and I like to feel that outcomes of my work mix these two differing areas of interest together to varying degrees.
Narrative and language are important in my work. Sometimes just a sentence is enough to spark an idea for a new project and I like to make work that can be summed up quickly or explained verbally quite easily.
Translating, in the loosest sense of the word, is a process I often employ; translating numbers into colours, whimsical ideas into seemingly reliable data; creative processes into an ordered administrative structure. I also often end up remaking existing objects. I try to exactly replicate something that might have been made with very different techniques, going beyond the use of trompe l’oeil towards the realms of recreating or forging. Collecting and archiving are processes I am very interested in as well and I feel have shaped both my life and my practice over the years.
I fear being forgotten and this is why, through my art, I try to leave a trace and, however lightly, touch people’s lives. I am almost constantly striving to create a situation where I could be removed from my life and my work but I could be perfectly summed up by what I left behind; my possessions, my home, my art. I am scared of forgetting, of being forgotten and of running out of time.
I currently live and work in London