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work involves a challenging exploration of what art can do. An awareness of the
history of art informs and enriches the visual language I use. Years ago, in
America, I stopped using rectangular stretched canvas and started building
makeshift constructions to paint on, that better reflected my situation and my
state of mind. I studied art from different cultures and times: exploring the
nature of art in the light of cultural and societal conditioning opened my eyes
to unlimited possibilities.
work completely openly, questioning everything and making connections.
Inspiration comes from the totality of experience: things I think, feel, hear,
remember, as well as what I see; and I interpret it using a broad art
vocabulary in a variety of media. The process of creating is important: an
engagement with the physical sensuality of materials; the challenge of
combining real shapes and textures with painted ones: the alchemy of
transformation. I like to work around the edges and in the gaps: between drawing,
painting and sculpture, between figurative work and abstraction - exploring the
nature of reality, both gentle and brutal: the fragility of the world and our
engagement with it – and revelling in the language of art.