My recent work combines both emotion and imagination in my investigations into themes of home, belonging and the fundamental human ability to imagine and empathise
I create fragmented worlds, where found objects and scenes merge with spontaneously applied paint to depict new worlds and emotional states.
My process consists of two stages; the first involves making various worlds of texture and colour through spontaneous painting, the second is the capturing of invididual moments that contain unharnessed emotion. I then merge the two, creating new narratives.
It is a fundamental part of my practice for the worlds to be created over time, however they are not planned and developed in a sequential way but found, collected and kept for another time. By initially merging these fragments digitally I can allow fictions to exist in a transient state, they can be altered and distorted at the push of a button. Their initial existence therefore is fragile and subject to change.It helps to maintain a sense of fragmentation that subsequently disappears when printed by virtue of it becoming whole. These are the finished pieces, they become real, and found.