I like how the elements have carved out our land and with that I get a deep connection as I carve through a piece of wood.
I find when creating artwork, I lose myself in the process. It’s a form of meditation for me and a way to revisit where I’ve been physically or emotionally. I love that people ‘get’ my work and it evokes an emotion in them also.
I would like people to see the work for themselves, for them in their own personal way. To take them somewhere, a memory or a feeling. I’d like for them to just stop, rest and absorb. I guess you could say that’s my motto. Stop, rest and absorb.
To be any kind of artist and make any sort of contribution you have to create something that is identifiably your own, you have to add something, to bring something new into it. I like to record and revitalise a time and place. Today we are surrounded by mass produced objects that don’t come anywhere near that ‘oneness’ of a painting.
“A painting should not sit there passively, it should speak out. It should project itself. It should be active”.....Colin McCahon.