I am currently interested in our relationship with architecture and the patterns within it. This theme inspires the composition of the works as I like to create structures that direct the movement of the eye. This is an attempt to mimic the way that buildings and pathways direct and control the movement of our bodies. You will find a variety of materials are used to achieve this.
For the last two and half years I have been working on different types of metal but am now beginning to experiment with glass, mirror, perspex, wood and watercolours. I like to bring the materials used to build together to add a sculptural element to the paintings.
This fascination has developed from very minimalist drawings I was producing several years ago when I was interested the Minimalist and Abstract Expressionist American artworks from the 1950’s and 1960’s. I used to create my own grids and simple compositions, but during the last two years Ihave started to break out of this precise way of working by starting with the grid and then building up the paint in layers, which has resulted in colourful architectural landscapes. The courtyard space at Murray Edwards College fascinated me from the moment I saw it and the aesthetic of the architecture has inspired this latest body of work.