My work draws heavily from human behaviour. Especially how it is configured throughout history, cultures and societies. How does human behaviour evolve, grow and change our relationship with the natural environment, as if it was something external to us? In ‘modernised’ societies, human behaviour tries to reaffirm the idea that humanity is superior to the natural world. But as much as humans can shape the landscape and the natural world: we are still only a part of it.
I like to consider different art materials and techniques as languages without nationality; they can be understood and interpreted by anyone who encounters them. I value diversity and discovery in my work, as I feel the ‘language’ of each piece can be interpreted freely and become more inclusive as a result.
Throughout my creative career, a willingness to learn and discover new materials and techniques has pushed me to study and develop different practices (with sculpture being my most prolific medium). The materials I use — wood, stone, metal, clay, plaster, cement, bronze, silver, recycled materials– are chosen so that they become part of an artwork’s identity. To that end, researching new processes and techniques associated with each material and medium allows me to embrace and commit with each new step in my development. Resulting in an artwork which is personal and engaging.