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. The ambiguity in my work is of great importance to me. Though inanimate, my 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.