The proof that we existed equates to little more than the memories retained by others and the objects left behind when we die.
I produce objects predominantly paintings, photographs, and videos.
I suppose this production focuses on exploring, reflecting, and representing human existence.
The painting process often starts with a considered plan and reuse of discarded objects. Constructed by repetitively layering varnish and other media, the paintings record countless momentary and inconsequential actions over long periods of time. The approach is both purposeful and spontaneous in equal measure. Over the course of producing a painting, the plan will transform in response to new information.
Photographs inform the paintings. They're often photographs of buildings, of doorways, neglected brick and paintwork, mysterious objects that exist without a seemingly logical reason. Like the paintings, these photographs spend a lot of time without much physical form either staying on a memory card or an undeveloped roll of film, sometimes for years. When they're eventually processed, the context of the captured moment has changed, in a similar way to recalling a memory significantly after an event.