I’d probably describe myself as a frustrated sculptor. I love using my hands, creating form, playing with shape, weight and space, however circumstances throughout my art training has led me to work in less cumbersome, more portable media. Previously however my methods have always led to a sculptural and or video/photographic outcome.
This has all led me to explore the idea of working without form, giving shape to the formless and has led to deeper investigations into conceptual art. Working with text, overheard and captured as ephemeral forms, and trying to capture form from text or concepts have led to drawing practice which I was hoping to develop into sculptural form. However the idea of working without form and without a studio (as discussed earlier) is taking me in all sorts of metaphorical and actual directions.
Drawing on the very human desire to make order out of chaos, the need to know and the need for a solid ground, are all issues at the heart of my current concerns. I’m not interested in ripping a hole in reality, rather working with the ephemeral and the formless as a way of encouraging fluidity. So what does it all mean and how can it be realised? The boundaries of the studio are extended beyond the boundaries of the walls. Materials become formless and infinite. Boundaries become fluid. The nature of space and the demarcation of borders becomes open, boundaries between species surpass the surface or skin. Senses are open. Challenge, as always, is how to make art out of such formless ideas or perhaps how to translate such practice into a formal studio/gallery presentation.