Beyond Imitation

I often take photographs and discover objects that are rusted, weathered, dead or dried which I then take back to the studio. I found that representing objects I had collected didn’t hold as much interest as the original thing or landscape they came from. My research has involved looking at the history of the sublime in art; at different artists’ approaches to that which cannot be represented or replicated. By researching a wide variety of material processes I have been able to produce works that evoke ideas relating to beauty, decay, construction, deconstruction, seduction and repulsion.

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