My work embodies a wholesome engagement with a particular space and time. Responding to the space through the form of installation, I then record the process through photographic documentation. Listening to the grain or behaviour of each material allows me to work intuitively with its nature without governing or pre determining the outcome. I aim to ensure that the process of the piece is visually present in the result.
Using malleable materials I work the structures into physical space and suspend them in a manner that allows the viewer to visually digest the drawings from a full 360 degrees. Inspired by the nature of drawing as a practise, my installations allude to the process of drawing on paper while considering the constructions in much the same way as one would a pencil line. Each of my three dimensional formations can be transcribed to a two dimensional platform if printed, producing new variations and direct communication with their spatial surroundings. If the pieces were to change in physical arrangement, a new spatial drawing would also develop from the original. This evolutionary continuation of shape, line and dimension is what interests me and acts as a reminder of the plasticity to perception regarding one set of visual information. One form can be the embodiment of many translations.
My work frequently elicits subtle kinetic response and it remains integral to my practise that each installation shares physical space with that of our own bodies. To have people stand within the spatial drawing and experience the lines and angles according to their individual positioning; that is the aim. In reaction to the surrounding walls or floor surface, whether it be imprint, shadow or projection, these forms can now independently generate temporary evidence of their new physical existence with an energy of their own.