Toilet on Brown Pattern, 2008
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, 102cm x 102cm x 3cm
I choose to focus mainly on discarded or found objects. Chosen for their ability to appear both humorous and vulnerable when taken out of their normal environments and ejected into the outside world. They work as a rough survey of modern tastes and trends, representing the impact of mass consumption; they also work as a metaphor for homelessness and remind us of our impact on the world.
To produce my work I employ a number of different techniques and approaches including line drawing, stencilling and painting. The choice of technique is dictated by the way in which my subject communicates with me. I enjoy using bright acidic colours and strong visual lines as a tool to create a sense of installation and drama on the canvas. I am also influenced by the visual language of advertising and surface design from the 1950s 70s and 80s, which come through in my visual aesthetic and use of pattern.
The products of my work are vibrant, graphically influenced images of discarded objects and passed over situations. It is intended that these images appeal on both a visual and intellectual level inspiring the viewer to experience the world in a different way.