My practice uses abstraction as a means of exploring everyday materials, objects and environments. Taking influence from the Fluxus and Arte Povera movements, my work looks to identify and respond to the materiality within non-durable and cheap materials that have been discarded or dismissed as mundane. Through my own process of investigation and experimentation, I aim to reveal the hidden aesthetic possibilities within these materials and objects and extract a sense of spectacle from the ordinary.
As a process painter I rely on unexpected happenings and chance elements that unfold during my mixed media experimentation to guide the direction of the work. I use collage as a means of painting and designing compositions as I enjoy the way in which this medium allows the direction of a work to change quickly and dramatically.