“all true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind” - Eckhart Tolle
When I look at the world I see repetition of life and it's materials. I become obsessed by the stacks of old belongings crowding a balcony, perfectly slotted into place so every little thing can fit. These things find their way into my mind, and through my photographs they become my work.
I make momentary installations in the real world, these moments are temporary and therefore exist as a photograph.
My work is site-specific, and I choose to create outside of the gallery space. The gallery brings with it a context, as soon as you place anything inside, it has status as a piece of art. By creating in these spaces I allow the transient nature of life to spill into my work, existing only for a moment and then moving on. I let the environment and surroundings dictate what I create. Working spontaneously and fluidly with what is around me enjoying the uncertain situations of the everyday.
When I look for spaces in which to work, I choose them because I have a natural reaction to them. It could be the blue of painted garage doors, or the flat openness of a car park floor where the space is broken up with lines of colour and light. These details often correlate to the materials I am using, perhaps a contrast in object, form or colour. The materials I use are chosen and edited together to create what I call a non-object, something that doesn’t have an immediate association or use. I am drawn to spaces where contrast in light and dark dissect space and where shadows create new forms. Without this my work lacks a sense of depth and appears flat.