Sometimes it seems I only have one or two images in me. They come from some internal repository. Perhaps these images were formed before I saw them and I am finding them now in the world. I hone in on them. They are augmented by memories of tiny moments that may or may not frame them. A hot wall where spring’s first warming sun has alighted; a fountain or pool with scribbles of light drawn on the surface or shadows outlining the below.

I am interested in looking at painting in relation to other media. My practice involves a dialogue between screen and paint, and paint and print, where frequently the recurrent motifs of a single or paired ‘figures’ in architectural space unfold. 
 
Inspired by the illusionist spaces of theatre where ‘reality’ can be distilled and designed, I attempt to bring theatrical devices into my work, such as playing with lighting and scale. 

Recent works incorporate collage in 3D spaces, which I use to break up the illusionist space of the painting, comprising real objects from my domestic world. These painting-collages are temporary structures. The objects are not held there permanently. They are protagonists which are sometimes on a flat surface or supsended within the image space. The resultant prints are the record of something that is not permanent and which will eventually disintigrate.
 
Through conjuring images from memory, merged with observations of scenes form my day-to-day life, a metaphor for my work would be something akin to looking a rear view mirror where reality presents itself on two planes — front and back are aligned.

 

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