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 is brittle, fragile, delicate, and yet it can also be surprisingly robust and resilient, as such it is an ideal medium for the ideas I keep returning to: what lies beyond the surface - the barely seen, the partially revealed, the unacknowledged.