My digital artwork comes from various origins, either from digitally scanning my paintings, drawings, etching plates or objects, digital photographs and scanned negatives or slides. I’m working with various transfer methods to combine my images with other materials to turn pictures into objects.
The appearance of natural world and has always fascinated me, I’m interested in how natural processes create very beautiful Structures like trees and how that shape can be so similar to the structure of blood vessels, lightening bolts and water tributaries. I see natural structures and patterns reoccurring on different scales around the world, in living things and outer space through various forms of media and from my direct observations. After reading the Fractal Geometry of Nature by mathematician Benoit B Mandelbrot, his observations about Fractals have greatly influenced my interest in the relationship of shapes. My imagination and my world is the largest part of our universe that I can explore directly. I feel as those I am learning something about the nature of life and growth by studying the relationships of shapes In Fractal geometry, nature and the workings of creative processes. By mimicking and echoing Fractal elements in mixed media, paintings, drawings, prints, digital arts, Textiles and often focussing also on Fractal elements and ideas through photography.
I’ve spent most of my life outdoors, collecting acorns, twigs, stones and tree bark, walking, taking photographs, watching beetles journey across dead tree trunks and laughing at caterpillars pretending to be twigs growing out of picnic tables. I have absorbed a lot of knowledge about Sherwood Forest and love it dearly. I often use Sherwood Forest as starting point for my artwork. This place owes greatly to my unique view of the world.
BA(hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University, Liecester
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