The work is developed and realised through meticulous and repetitive processes.
The creative process is gradually replaced by the monotonous method of
making a piece of work. The confinement and the intimidation of the page
have led to a body of work investigating my own relationship to how I
make work; including the traditional, difficult confrontation the artist
has with the surface. I am exploring the space where the work is made
and the ambiguities between the studio and the office environment. I am
interested in the materiality of making objects within a limited resource
common to both locations, how this subverts my artistic practice as well
as the office situation. The act of punching a hole in a piece of paper
is both constructive and destructive, neither the paper nor the hole takes
precedence, thereby questioning the fundamentals of what is work and what
is not. The hole-punching relates directly to embossing, where the press
directly impacts onto the surface. The work remains in a dialogue with
printmaking and its traditional industrial associations.
I make three dimensional objects that manipulate scale; I am interested
in making something that is not monumental but larger than life, whilst
still retaining a basic element of function. The modern virtual office
denies its worker the opportunity for creating something tangible and
physical. The digital images exist in this absent world as something banal
and alluring, produced in front of a flickering monitor. The long drawn-out
process of making these images imitates the relationship many people have
with their computers as a necessary way of making a living. The digital
images are drawn from photographs that manipulate reality - veering from
the real to the abstract to the artificial spaces that so many find themselves
The work is my reaction to the frustration of being placed into the office
and studio environment, the strange experience of working within an institution
that has the same obsessive hierarchy as the office. Inside the mundane
there exists the possibility for humour and irony.
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