The notion of alchemical transformation has leaked slowly into my own work. The power of the elemental: physical, emotional and spiritual to change the state, the molecular morphology of us or of objects is fascinating to me. Through teaching, investigation and travel I try to grapple with the ideas of transformation and displacement. I endeavor to examine the friction between stillness and motion, biomechanics and engineering, organic elemental change and inorganic human influence. I am fascinated by the way our lives (like the laws of physics) make way for others, otherness and the complications of modern life. The act of physical or emotional transformation and displacement presents varying levels of discomfort, revelation, emptiness and yearning. I continue to try and capture these moments in my work. I like to explore the spaces between objects, between science and nature, biology and machines, design and evolution, natural and industrial.
I have recently made a series of work investigating how mechanical objects record unseen forces. Timepieces, steel bridges, circuit boards and their relationship to time, water and electricity along with how these forces impact (or are seen in) the environment, microscopic organisms, flora, fauna and bacteria. I am currently playing around with discarded human made objects in the style of Joseph Cornell. Assembling the detritus of others in an attempt to both re-use, recycle and re-see their value and purpose.
While I use a variety of materials and processes I am inspired by the contrast of permanence and improvisation afforded by printmaking on copper, plexi, linoleum and wood. The chemical reaction of image making on these surfaces echoes my own. I think of each of my prints as an illicit snapshot of a displaced moment or a record of transformation.