Drawing is the bedrock of my artistic practice.
I’ve come to describe myself as drawing-based, mixed-media object maker who is also a reasonably knowledgeable amateur naturalist.
I enjoy working in a wide array of materials and visual styles, and generally have several projects going at the same time.
For example, I currently have two bodies of work in progress. One explores issues affecting marine ecosystems, including over fishing and the proliferation of plastic garbage which enters the food chain at every level. I am also beginning to work in clay, and develop pieces that examine the impact of overfishing on indigenous and traditional fishing communities.
The second body of work is on first appearance more colorful and playful, and features objects that resemble a cross between scaffolding, functionless tools, and strangely biomorphic laundry detergent bottles. The common denominator between this ‘playful’ work and the work focusing on environmental issues is probably the presence of the plastic bottle, which is used as both a literal sculptural form, as well as a source for imagery that sometimes resembles internal organs, pet-like critters, and comes complete with a ficticious evolutionary tree.