I am fascinated by the built environment and architectural space and it is a major part of my studio practice – for a considerable time has reflected this idea – it belongs to a particular aesthetic of assemblage, combined with mixed media drawing a malleable and layer-able method using conte, charcoal, ink, watercolour, gouache, and collage.
It entails deconstructing and reconstructing, creating a surface which itself is a history and connects with my memory within my subject matter. The drawing and mark-making – sometimes pared back by sanding and erasing – reveal a palimpsest of the whole process.
I am an artist who also likes to experiment with other medium – oils on canvas using a palette knife for landscape , encaustic which is an ancient Egyptian material – quite organic and requires me to work with heat as an alchemist.
My influences are Pablo Bronstien, Wangaretti Mutu, George Baldissen, Sally Smart, Max Ernst, Jen Sensburg, David Hockney and Christopher Orchard.
BA. Vis arts. Adelaide Central School of Art.