I’m interested in how individual subjectivity is embedded within collective responsibility. My object-based practice plays out an internal oscillation between imaginative expression for its own sake and a responsibility to the greater good.
My language is physical, humorous, experimental and colourful. Colour is both form and content in my work. I embrace colour as visual nutrient and agent, resisting the hegemony of minimalist taste and reclaiming sensual pleasure from commercial culture. The ready-made colour I use, particularly plastic, affirms that even colour has an intrinsic political economy.
Each of my projects begin by identifying a site as a central protagonist, for example, an architectural space, a frame, tree, performance, or operational process. Often with competing motivations to care, revolt and create visual spectacle at the same time, my work assumes an actively inter-dependent response - perhaps like an epiphyte, or a device, a container, a treatment, support structure, or a prop. This approach embraces reliance on a broader life-cycle and collective that sustains individuals, and by so doing, binds art as an essential component to that broader context of sustenance in return.