I find the material and ideas for my work in everyday situations. The visual and physical memory of my environment affects everything I make. I look at things around me and think about functionality, design, material and scale, and how time and need have shaped these things. The process of making, for me, is a kind of reimagining or juxtaposition of things I’ve seen or experienced, half familiar but new at the same time. It is this very real hands-on experience which informs the physical parameters of the work.
The work plays with familiar material, creating connections with and deriving meaning from their traditional usage, making the objects at times seem quite familiar. As well as bringing form to the pieces the plaster hides and exposes elements of the structural fabric of the work. The scraps of wood I use were once part of something larger and would have had a function or use. Once assembled within this new context they exhibit residual traces of their former use.