With my visual practice, I go back to my roots as a storyteller – a poet. Within each media I find an appropriate “pen” to write on the given “page” then begin to create stories. I find different perspectives and write from that angle, making alternate histories for overlooked or under appreciated objects. I try to create works where I can look at an object and see a history behind it; where I can see a rich language of thought covering a subtle depth or humour. My work eavesdrops on daily routines and the history of inanimate objects – creating a humanistic reality and making it believe it was more that it was to begin with.
I am inspired by personal & cultural narratives and mathematics – components that help me to investigate reoccurring themes of distance within relationships, empowering female sexuality, alienation and observation. The concrete nature of mathematical equations, help me to find new value in an emotional landscape through reconstruction and re-evaluation. The duality of the language of maths and the language of stories has a similar tension to that of my working process. I try to balance analytical and technical practices with emotion and subtle humour.
I work with photography, video, text, audio and sculptural installations. Although I do use a variety of mediums, I predominantly work with photography. I like the way the still image waits for the viewer to make something of it. It is patient but never static. The still image is a fetish item for me. I usually use high gloss 30x40 inch paper to create savoury images; rich with a wet texture – almost edible.