1 What is/are the primary reason(s) for you to make work in the
The unanswered questions of life drive both me and my work forward. They are good to ponder, though to what depths depends on you.
2 What do you intend your work to convey to an audience?
I like the idea that the audience joins me in a thought process through viewing the finished works. Primarily I hope they will get some sort of visual pleasure from the act of looking.
3 Why do you work in your chosen medium and format?
I believe the medium should be integral with the mode of questioning. I use Painting, Sculpture and Photography… sometimes all at once. Their surfaces work in many different ways to define volumes and depictions of space.
4 Technically speaking how do you go about constructing your work, that is the image or object itself? What devices do you employ?
The studio is the melting pot where objects and materials are tested and allowed to go for a walk with each other. Sometimes they connect and sometimes not. An idea may be found through material manipulation or reading and thinking.
5 Which period(s)/artists/specific works of art are you influenced by and how directly? How does this manifest in your work?
This changes hourly as past artists have done so much legwork for us. This hour it is Jeff Koons’ shiny eggs mixed with Laszlo Moholy Nagy and a touch of Max Ernst and Frank Stella in the blend.
6 What stimulates/informs your work from the world around you?
Layering of knowledge.
7 What stimulates/informs your work from your own personal experience?
Travel, challenging myself to make improved work.
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?
9 What are the main problems that you face in making your work?
Boundaries of materials, of knowledge and time.
10 Where do you intend to take your work from here?
Oh worldwide of course. To continue making is the main priority though.