“I want to use art to convey ideas of sustainability and inspire an environmental conscience through Imagination, beauty and illumination.”
Ever since studying in the city I’ve been hyper aware of the immense amount of resourses being used to maintain our modern human existence. Our societies aspire to maintain the most comfortable way of life as possible at the expense of our long-term sustainability for not only us, but for many creatures on the planet. In our western world we really do live in a time of excess.
Walking around inner-city streets where factories displayed dumpster bin after dumpster bin full of industrial discards, I found materials so plentiful. I could play with them to make art, free from the anxiety and guilt I would feel about using new resources and materials. It just made absolute sense. Although over the years I have made many public art works where I’ve had to use new materials, I have continued to maintain an interest and passion for making use of waste and off cuts to create artworks. I love to implore my imagination to see how I can transform them into artworks that disguise their original purpose and form. To succeed in doing this is an affirmation that we as a society can transform the system we live in to one that is more harmonious and in balance with nature and the planet that sustains us.