At the forefront of being an artist, it’s about kind of freedom.
You don’t become an artist, so that someone can tell you what to do
Of course there comes a point where, you’re working to deadlines
and you have the same pressures as most other professions.
but ultimately, it’s about doing what you want to do
I wasn’t brought up in a household where there was art.
I wasn’t brought up in a town, where there was much art.
But I found it, because I sort of needed it in one way or another
I work with installations
and I think of them as arrangments of objects. or relationships between the sculptures.
so as soon as you work in that way,
Becomes about the space between the works,
as much as the works themselves.
So there’s something when you create an installation
or you use it a whole room.
You can sort of step inside something, and move around inside it.
And there’s a sense that everything’s sort of frozen in time.
So it’s like stepping inside a photograph.
everything’s frozen, but you can move slowly around it.
And that sensation really interested me.
Primarily, i think about it in relation to landscape.
It tends to be urban landscape rather than the natural landscape.
So in my mind.
For example, a suspended geometric ceiling that allows light to pass through.
You know, which surrounds an architectural pillar for me that becomes like a tree.
Or becomes somewhere in between architecture and nature,
So I like that possibility, where One thing can become another,
So geometric architectural forms can refer to something natural.
I often think of these landscapes as,
you know if I’d be traveling
You maybe on a train or in a car at night,
and you’d catch a glimpse of
abandoned or an empty park space or a piece of waste ground
And somehow illuminated at night.
And seeing it for a moment,
it kind of captured something Kind of so romantic as well
so you had this collapse of the romantic,
and something much more urban and art.
And it was really that sensation that I wanted to capture.