My artwork is concerned with the day-to-day thoughts and feelings, which we often forget, hide or ignore, and the importance they may or may not have. These fleeting moments are the things we think about when our imagination drifts; the pre-rational emotions, urges, instincts and fantasies that fill our minds before structured thought emerges. To me these random and usually banal notions are an important part of our day-to-day lives, often consuming our imaginations into a dream-like state.
I start by painting between layers of thick glossy resin to create an enclosed three-dimensional surface. These layers of imagery are intertwined with notes, shapes, and scribbles, then repainted and deconstructed until they form a balanced and cohesive artwork. The separate elements of the painting connect and react with each other, evolving mark by mark. I deliberately keep the text incoherent and ambiguous to keep a guarded, reserved quality to the work. Exploring the idea of social interaction vs. personal isolation when considering how our dialogue is formed. The layered juxtaposition of order and chaos within the painting creates a visual tension between what is revealed and what is left concealed.