My practice as artist/curator covers many facets. Life, death, science, cultural heritage, displacement and visualising the passing of time are a few of many subjects which grip my imagination whilst balancing the fine lines between a range of media and materials.
Mona Hatoum has said: 'You first experience an artwork physically. Meanings, connotations and associations come after the initial physical experience.'
My art takes on various forms when I express my highly subjective view of the world. The artistic techniques are diverse: painting, assemblage, photography, sculpture and digital technology. Personal experiences are mixed with academic propositions. A central motif is making invisible processes visible. This is the foundation for creative work which examines philosophical and psychological issues of human identity. Who are we? Where have we come from? Where are we going to? Language and text are incorporated into my artworks. Viewers are challenged to come up with visions of their own visual memory. What are the scientific mechanics of the reconstruction of learned information and knowledge of past events and experiences? Fragments of (personal) history are depicted with everyday objects. Some of my organic pieces and other experiments resist inclusion into sterile gallery spaces challenging the traditional meaning of sculpture; inspired by Arte Povera. Intimations of mortality are interwoven with references to paternal and maternal heritage. Investigations into living between 2 worlds, 2 cultures, East and West. Both are still places of transition for me.