"My interests lie in the natural world and how man interacts with nature. I also take some inspiration from my travels and my background in biology. In my most recent work I am exploring the ocean through print and installation / 3-D objects based around diving and a recent trip to Japan. I have been very interested in the culture of Japan and “Japaneseness” for several years, which has had an impact on my work and brings the work together. Textures (or the lack of) and color are of interest.
I enjoy using tangible but contrasting ideas, combining them in a playful manner to bring my concept together. These have included technology and evolution, and currently combining some of the ultra-modernity and pop culture of Japan with traditional stories based around water.
Coming from a generally self-taught drawing and textile background prior to completion of my FDA, I use printed textiles as a flat substrate that can be mounted to restrict movement, or hung and/or twisted, to emphasize the liquidity the material can have, as well as creating 3D creatures to literally give it life. This has led to experiment with bringing a world to life through the use of other material, currently leading to experiments in sculpture.
My current influences are the woodblock print artists of the Edo period and the Super Flat artist Takashi Murakami. He is especially influential in his use of Japanese pop culture, combing past with present and the superb use of color and characterization in his 2D and 3D work."
Open Studio: 25th + 26th June
Daisy Cottage Campsite & Retreat
Grande Route de Saint-Pierre