My works are all an indulgence in material, light and colour such as my
most recent piece an installation consisting of a two metre circle of
red wax set into the floor of a room and lit from beneath. The surface
of the wax appearing still in its molten forming state reveals its making
process and emanates its heat and energy. Like my sand paintings made
by laboriously dusting sand mixed with pigment directly onto the floor
in a pattern of interlocking circles and squares; these pieces are made
through a physical and repetitive process, each small variation in the
surface is a record of this action and therefore the piece has a visual
intensity of concentrated time and energy. The surface immediately entices
the viewer both visually and physically before being confronted and restricted
by its fragility. The work hovers between its very real material, physical
existence and something that is ephemeral, transcendental and otherworldly.
My work uses
geometric shapes (squares, circles and grids) and saturated primary colours
in an attempt to find an ideal aesthetic and investigates the contradiction,
tension and dialogue between this ideal aesthetic and that of the everyday
environment. My installations sculptures and paintings use of physical
everyday materials and my photographs highlighting of details of everyday
life attempt to find a pure simple and often unexpected beauty in the
most basic elements of the everyday.
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London : BA (hons) Fine Art: Painting
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