I am interested in exploring the language of art; discovering rather than creating the meaning within my work. Evoking memory, I ask the viewer to engage in the bold colours and imagery of play and having fun, suggesting that these colours, shapes and patterns can mean so much more than they are. By experimenting with shape and scale, I aim to create objects reminiscent of children’s toys in their construction but also drawing on the idea of investigation into structure.
I find inspiration in the stark urban geometry of Brutalist architecture, concrete bunkers and the brightly coloured building blocks constructed by Fredrick Frobel, (the creator of Kindergarten).
All of these influences have a huge impact on the aesthetic of my practice.