Here you will find past work of all different mediums, shapes and sizes, from painting and drawing to performance and installation.
I love the process of trying new things and ways of doing things. However the one thing that always stays constant is the why - I'm a conceptual artist after all. Having a reason behind the work, depicting a message that I'm trying to put accross. Recently I've realised a passion of using adventure & creativity for social change.
Dust Series - Sculpture, Installation & Performance
This series of work has expressed a desire to completely flatten out and eradicate social hierarchies affected by and effectuating of consumerism. Waiting for things, dust in this case, to naturally be destroyed and then manually become compacted.
By sweeping, crushing and compressing dust I have become almost obsessed with how to preserve and re-use this residue of other people and objects that we encompass in our everyday lives.
Dust is a natural essence of our lives and the world in which we live in, mostly ignored or brushed away. By forcing the viewer to see this as a solidified object, it not only represents the passing of time but also our own and that of the planets being. By forming an urge to maintain some truth in its essence, I have realised an issue with authenticity. Tending to lean away from adding anything to the dust in case this ‘spoils’ its naturalness. Processing and filtering the dust has led me to create a type of dust formula, which then becomes compacted in manual, hand-built machines that then produce dust tiles.
Works from this series were shown in galleries and shows across the UK - London, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham - and in Switzerland. Participating in shows with Bo.Lee Gallery, Free Range Art Show and at Bath School of Art and Design to name a few.
Drawings, Paintings and Experimentations - The Vulnerable Process
It has been nearly 6 years since I was offically a practising artist. The last major work I created was my dust series - seen below. Since then, I've produced and collaborated on many installation, performance and photographic work, but never any made specific new solo work. In 2016 I felt the need to come back to my art practice. Having finished my degree in sculpture, rather than painting which is what I'd started with, I felt uneasy about entering this new found inspiration with my paintings again. Finding it difficult to paint without ideas and concepts has been a challenge for me. Learning to simply paint for the process, to experiment with colours and textures, let my emotions and energy flow through the work. The following months between April and June had been healing months. Art healing, art therapy, art expression. Regaining my stretgh through my art and soul. Learning in the process of being vulnerable. Some of the works created in this time will never be revealed, and some like the ones above will, but probably not for sale or exhibits. Some work artists make is simply for the process of making in it in the first place.
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