My work is an exploration of ideas through materials, striving to find a tangible equivalence for thought.
I am a contemporary artist working on the borders of craft, fine art and installation. Working predominantly in metal I create intimate sculptures and installations that speak of relationships with objects and how they reflect the society and environment in which they find themselves. My fascination lies with the lives of familiar objects – especially those that are seemingly unimportant or have fallen from favour. Following the themes of rebirth, simulation and object translations, I explore how a parody of the original is created when material truths and untruths are interfered with. Through the subversion of an object’s material identity, I investigate how the physical marks of time and use can denote personal histories and object biographies. The sense, and evidence of a human trace on an object is something that forms a key part of my work as an artist. How these marks change and distort through the process of replication intrigues me and I am continuing to explore how this distortion can give a false representation of the past, disrupting the object’s historical timeline, and hence our understanding of that object.