I MAKE ART, I DESIGN AND I EXIST MORE FULLY IN THE WORLD BECAUSE OF THEM BOTH.
Incorporating collage, handmade paper, objects and photography, my work currently centres around exploring the nature of information exchange. I see this relationship as a complex entanglement to be located, deciphered and translated.
I’m particularly interested in notions surrounding coded information: questioning how it behaves, how we negotiate it, and how it might be physically represented and visually decoded. Stemming from this is an interest in manipulating pattern, surface and various levels of viewer/participant interactivity.
Collected security-patterned envelopes often form a ‘base’ material in these investigations. Situated at a point of inner/outer public/private exchange, they represent mutable boundaries as well as coded information in general. Utilisation of hand-pulped paper from dockets, receipts and various financial institution statements, further implicates surface in a scenario involving privacy, identity and exchange.
Collaged miniatures made from these materials attempt to draw the viewer into tiny intimate worlds, where the ambiguity of information becomes apparent. This ambiguity is taken one step further through flattened photographic representation of the models, effectively re-distancing the viewer and re-coding the scene.