Exploring the notion that materials are imbued with memory, my practice investigates the affective power of objects when included in figurative and still-life imagery. Collecting and preserving objects that once sat as quiet backdrops to our daily lives has become fundamental to my practice, especially those connected to childhood memories. These objects are imbued with memory and meaning that can elevate the most basic item to that of a priceless artifact and whose affective power act as a fissure in the artwork.
Employing the medium of painting and drawing, my practice engages with an historical approach to art making, that considers at all stages of the making process past methods and techniques favoured by European masters. This approach enables me to create work that is connected to a long history of art-making whilst reflecting a critical and contemporary point of view.