A triptych made from corroded metal and molten plastic
With Hindsight | Losing Perspective | Gaining Insight
The process of introspection invokes the inward reflection of thoughts, emotions, beliefs and perceptions. Searching within for the finer details and examining what they mean can lead to a deeper understanding of one’s own mental state. Considered a source of knowledge, it has been a subject of philosophical discussion for thousands of years. However, it is acknowledged that not all of mentality is available to be discovered by introspection. The predominant colours in all 3 pieces are the discolouration of burnt plastic and rusty steel, where it's the degradation of material that creates the colour rather than adding a pigment.
A mixed media series of 6 large abstract paintings with sculptural elements
Humans are sentient beings, with the capacity to have feelings, as well as the power to perceive, reason and think. It’s a subjective phenomenon which refers to the depth of awareness that a living being possesses of themselves and their environment. Sentience is the ability to experience sensations such as pleasure and comfort, or pain and suffering. The current tendency is to view humans as having the full range and depth of sentience, however there is undoubtedly a possibility that other animals might have properties of sentience that people don’t, and vice versa.
Limited Edition Prints
Mixed media on canvas; 2 x 2 metres | This sculptural painting provides strong sentiment, as an interpretation of nostalgia. Every person has their own relationship with identified feelings, but at its essence nostalgia is considered a sense of comfort stemming from the past, which has the ability to envelope. This highly specific feeling engages memory, recognition, comfort and longing, its complexity driving the query whether humans are the only living beings with the capacity to feel it. A nuanced feeling which can change over time, it provides a fond recognition with the capacity to inhabit a person from softness though to darkness.