Unlike paint, paper is not a fluid medium; it demands a particular consciousness of edge and surface, shape and line, light and depth – all the formal elements of 2D image making. My approach takes the form of both construction and deconstruction and so involves a more visceral engagement than a consciousness of formal elements suggests. It’s an exploration in which subject, medium and process are inextricably interconnected.
Works in paper
Paper, as a medium imposes its own rules, however I have other rules too which, rather than being constraining, make creating the image feel adventurous. I never use ready-made images. The juxtaposition of ready made images is not what my work is about and one of the reasons why I'm reluctant to define my work as collage.