Embodied knowing and incomplete explorations in a world that is more than about humans and human words.
Tomato Plants et al
Tomato plants - my creative partner since 2020.
Portraits of Assemblage Creatures
Portraits of Assemblage Creatures is a series of collograph works. The point of departure was the idea that "a bin is not a blackhole": everything that is put into the bin goes to exist somewhere else. Plastic materials (mainly packaging) from everyday human sustenance, as I know it, are cleaned, reclaimed and collaged for creating the basis of an image. Through practice, I explored the challenges that are associated with un-casting the bin as a black hole.
Urban Wilderness is a series of collograph work in which the subjects are "wildlife", as observed from the urban settings of my everyday life.
Plastic materials (mainly packaging) from everyday human sustenance, as I know it, are cleaned, reclaimed and collaged for creating the basis of an image.
A non-verbal durational performance (12 hours), open to, but not insisting on, participation:
Witness the everyday of human ways
Trusted and hated
In artery bypass graft surgery
In human blood
A cube from a different time-space
Foreign as alien race
Transparent and laboured
Silent and traced
Beyond extrude, inject, mould lies embodied tales of care, belonging and ecology
Esoteric for whose taste
Bring them on, play and convey
The Unstable Table is an assemblage of reclaimed/offcut timber, new plywood, clamps and no glue. It is to be worked with, not (ab)used*. Although it is unstable and thus objectively failed as a utilitarian table, it is actually at work at my studio hosting precious artwork. It is a device for an embodied experience of a future, one of the many possible futures - or even, an alternative present, the start of an alternative future. To me, it is about working with non-human entities and materials with greater care. To someone else, it may be about precarity or balance.
* borrowed the word from Dunne and Raby's Design Noir.