My work explores the ambiguity of perception and is a response to the mathematical structures, rhythms and patterns I see in the world around me. My drawings have a strong spatial quality and are evocative of strange worlds and spaces. I draw predominantly using charcoal and graphite on paper.

The main body of my research is practice based. My drawings are often underpinned by structures or systems which are based on geometry. These act as a metaphor for rationale, referencing the way in which pattern and mathematics is often used, particularly in science, to understand or explain the physical world. In addition to these structures, I impose responsive rules to inform my mark-making. These rules are often based on repetitive marks or actions. The drawing records the break down or evolution of transferred or repeated information resulting in fictitious new entities or worlds which have been abstracted from the rules and systems.

Currently, the focus for a significant part of my creative process is the mutation resulting from a repeated drawn action or pattern. I am exploring what constitutes completion and what this means in the context of a constantly changing world where replication is essential. I question how ones’ perception of reality is affected by the limits of our understanding of time.

January 2014

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