I don’t carve a figure in stone so much as play in the rubble at its feet. Obviously I don’t need much in the way of materials to make art. I collect and consider objects that have been discarded, abandoned or rendered obsolete. Common place materials from the debris of nature and culture. I work on interior doors and plywood off-cuts and incorporate into the body of the work and the products used to fashion them. Nail plates, polyurethane and steel wool, all employed in the making, become an integral part of the artwork. I don’t have a fixed concept or end product in mind as I work preferring to let the process and materials take over.
Obviously I tend to make things up as I go along, taking the path of least, and of greatest resistance. In spite of intention, things seem to evolve into forms that bear little resemblance to the original state (if any such thing exists). Form, function and meaning become by-products of each other and all are susceptible to change. This manner of working – largely intuitive - means it can be difficult to discern when a work is finished, assuming of course that any work of art, or process can truly ever be said to be complete.