Artist Statement
First and foremost I am a maker; it is primarily how I understand and interact with the world around me. My work is a series of empirically driven responses to the world, centred around materials and processes. My sculptural responses consider not just the physical properties of the materials, but also their history and their potential, including physical and poetical notions such as strength, sound, temporality and gravity. The resulting work demonstrates my strong concern with formal values and the constant relationship between scale and viewer. They are works which stimulate contemplation by the investment of abstract values through the physical manipulation and transformation the materials. My most recent work probelmatises the formal through the use of readymade objects and an attention to the ‘real’ and contingent, and ideas of utility. I see my practice and responses as a way of investing value to inert malleable matter. It is a way of asking questions about the world and occasionally making statements.