'My grandfather had an eye for things that were 'beautiful' like a sunset... He seemed to love the landscape around him with a passion, but his relationship was more like a long tough marriage than a fleeting holiday love affair. His work bound him to the land, regardless of weather or the seasons. When he observed something like a spring sunset, it carried the full meaning of someone who had earned the right to comment, having suffered six months of wind, snow and rain to get to that point. He clearly thought such things beautiful, but that beauty was full of real, functional implications - namely the end of winter or better weather to come'.
I am interested in the ways we attach ourselves to landscapes, how we are weathered, scarred and stained by time within its varied states. I believe that land shapes our physical and spiritual aesthetic; that experience, singular, or repeated, affects our understanding of ourselves.
This interest has two avenues, the landscape, and the figure. This belief is identified through energy, marks which explore the depths of both spatial and physical experience. Through such investigations, I hope to bring a dialogue forward; one which might fragment and reconstruct our understanding of space.