If you take a look at some of the projects on this site you'll notice I create object and material sculptures, then draw from the sculptures to make a finished artwork.
This transition of form is part of a larger process for making pictures that tell stories, particularly for young adult's or children's books. Storytelling is at the heart of this work, firstly in the assemblages that peer back at the viewer through the anthropomorphic eyes of lightbulbs, the grin of the typewriter's teeth, creating a new context for the viewer to interpret. These new contexts create a different field of language, in which fragments of a conversation are created; ‘I was a wood saw, now I am a birds wing’, ‘I was a knife, now I am a flower petal’ and so on. Frequently I find the act of making sculptures and drawings to be a way of thinking, thinking through the process of making.
I studied Art History at the University of Liverpool before doing a Masters in creative and critical theory at Winchester. in 2009 I won a drawing competition at the Royal College of Art and have some of my artworks in the Paul and Ellen Josefowitz collection, as well as several public hospital collections. Thames and Hudson published my first illustrated picture book last September.