1 What is/are the primary reason(s) for you to make work in the first place?
It is an instinctive impulse or response or means of expression.
2 What do you intend your work to convey to an audience?
I intend my work to manipulate the psyche of the viewer through an involuntary response to the work.
3 Why do you work in your chosen medium and format?
My practice is not prescriptive. The materials, medium and format change with each new piece.
4 Technically speaking how do you go about constructing your work, that is the image or object itself? What devices do you employ?
This varies according to the particular materials and media I am using. There is usually a long germination period when the idea and materials meld together in my mind. This is followed by extensive studio research to establish the limitations of the particular materials e.g. in terms of scale, physical characteristics, possible technical problems etc. The work itself is often constructed for the first time on site i.e. in the exhibition space.
5 Which period(s)/artists/specific works of art are you influenced by and how directly? How does this manifest in your work?
I am not directly influenced by any particular art practices as such. My appreciation for art lies in the artistic language of the work, the level of sophistication of this language, inventive use of materials, a sense of independence and ownership of the work etc.
I particularly admire the work of Samuel Beckett.
6 What stimulates/informs your work from the world around you?
Usually personal experiences of being in the world.
7 What stimulates/informs your work from your own personal experience?
Psychological and emotional experiences of everyday events and situations that particularly highlight the human condition.
8 From where do you derive your other visual source material (i.e. non art historical) and how do you implement this material within your work?
Anything can act as a trigger - the sound of a ticking clock, a Stanley Kubrick movie, a line in a book that resonates, a piece of art, a conversation, post lying on the doormat, broken crockery …
9 What are the main problems that you face in making your work?
Financial and time constraints.
10 Where do you intend to take your work from here?
I expect to continue working with installation in a site-specific way as well as continuing to push the limitations between particular processes and materials, multiple and scale.