I have a Romantic urge to search for supernatural beauty in the natural world. What is of interest to me are the inherent visual possibilities of that supernaturalness; where the line between what is artificial and what is natural with regards to our physicality and our world becomes blurred. I am re-creating historical landscapes utilizing a wide array of materials that usually culminate in provocative large-scale installation works inhabited by unique characters.
I write about a recent exhibition Colonies:
The lights of perverted science, wedded with an ambiguous desire most efficiently described as male, have by and large gifted conquered lands and souls with bald enslavement, firm acculturation, and frantic mineral extraction.
In this new body of work I see these new islands as an experimental model of the ‘fairer sex’ within and beneath the gaze of these impetuous conquerors. The lands are pure, fresh and comely, but are also in terrible need of taming and corseting. I propose that the spasms of colonial civilization can also be seen as a history of fashion; perhaps the very engine of chic.
As I rework the female form under this model, informed by the fascinating bondage of the triple goddess, I seek to recreate their alluring shorelines and interior landforms as a new frontier; a terra incognita waking up to itself after a long, strange dream.