Crucial Minutiae (2006 - 2009)
This work’s appearance and intention is inspired by the shapes and forms of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other micro-organisms. I intuitively and obliquely articulate my intimate relationships, past and present, with these organisms. But I am not dictated by this subject matter. It is context for my pursuit and interest in the abstract. Though inanimate, this body of work displays a vivid sense of animation. My choice of form, composition, materials and colour tend to activate the finished work in a way that gives them a heart beat, an uncanny life force. They are my pets; creatures that reflect my inner makeup and also echo the exterior life forms that are forever repeating, mutating and evolving in the natural world.