represent some of the 'hidden' features of the modern city - economic,
ideological and political power, poverty and homelessness - my work has
dealt with such themes as housing estates, rough sleepers and street markets.
The form and structure of these works aims to reflect their subject matter,
their fragility and impermanence echoing the insecurities of the ever-changing
city. They contain a blend of opposites: the present and the past, the
natural and the artificial, the permanent and the nomadic.
2003. Series of Flash/QuickTime looped movies.
These animated pieces are based on specific places in London which have
touched off observations, memories of childhood and family tragedies,
glimpses of history and mythology.
& Piece-work 2003. Each 115 x 155 x 23 cms. Mixed media.
Pieces about the construction of one of the basic materials of art: canvas.
On stage set-like tableaux, it is drawn, photographed, taken apart, reconstructed
and displayed in a variety of ways. The sewn words describe life in an
imaginary canvas factory: repetitive actions, orders given, lists of job
& Pink Rover 2001. Each 36 X 48 x 14 cms. Mixed media.
Vagabondia (detail) 2000. Size variable. Oil paint, hats.
The dog appears as a symbol of the city wanderer, an outsider controlled
and exploited but still retaining an independence of spirit.
1998. Size variable. Bamboo, oil & dispersion on wood.
Symbols of helplessness & detritus are raised up to become emblems
of celebration and riposte.
Oil paint on paper. 39 x 39 cms.
Reflecting the Market (detail) 1997. 50 pieces, various sizes. Dispersion
on baskets, oil on wood.
Market Forces (detail) 1997. 104 pieces, various sizes. Mixed media..
As the age-old artifacts for containing and displaying in the marketplace,
baskets have a timeless quality. These works consider notions of art and
presentation, of buying and selling, of trivia finding value by being
sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.