My work explores the idea of transition and how it reveals itself physically, psychologically and emotionally. Built from the concept of self-reflection, my work uses aspects of personal history to try and create moments of pause and self-awareness. In our current cultural climate where many believe history has no relevance, I find myself returning to these aspects in the hope of rediscovering something that was lost.
I often recall landscapes, structures or spaces that encourage entry and hint at a larger narrative. My work takes on various forms intended to draw in the viewer and evoke feelings of solitude, yet I aim to speak about broader ideas concerning relationships and inter-connectivity. Ultimately, I’m looking for the viewer to contemplate an eventual rebirth while making them aware that they are in a moment of transition.
The materials I use are another consideration towards the idea of transition, as the materials themselves will change from one state to the next based upon their usage and archival (or lack of archival) quality. This is an important thought as I want my work to reveal the process of art making while promoting the deterioration of it at the same time. The intended purpose is to create a slow visual relationship with each work, one that can influence a change in meaning for the viewer over time. Much like the experience of remembering an old photograph differently than it actually looks, I want my work to sit in a space in which the viewer recalls feeling something other than what they are experiencing in the moment.