Beautiful are materials that, by their very nature, lend themselves to the task at hand.
Every shape has an integral place in the architecture of composition.
If the art of origami could be applied to all things, what added dimensions of beauty could we restructure the world into?
Mysterious shadows, smoky atmospheres, carefully delineated subjects. All can be evoked with charcoal.
My interest in anatomy is catalysed by the desire to explore the narrative dimension of my artwork, and the the success of these narratives is largely attributable to the skill of my models.
I feel that I must dive into each piece with a degree of recklessness, and allow it to carry me where it will.
Light and shadow on form is what has always most captured my imagination as an artist.
Ideas born of white chalk on black slate, wiped into oblivion to make room for more, in countless cycles. Blackboards serve only those fleeting moments of expression, but the ideas remain.
To get to the next level of creativity, there are times when special tools or processes have to be invented to enable this.
My research and production rely on playful combinations of "old school" and contemporary approaches, tools and materials.