I am involved with the idea that you can paint or draw something terribly complex and through making it, it becomes nothing. I often seek this absence though a process that involves intense scrutiny.
Invariably, my work is on the cusp of both abstract and figuration – a place where observation turns inwards. For me, energy is fundamental: the dominant energy resides in empty space. In the balancing up between abstraction and figuration, it is the absence or negative space that activates the artwork, yet also makes it unstable.
The findings I’ve made from engaging in this type of process resonate with concerns in science: I connect with the idea that the artist operates as a self -referencing system made up of processes, where thinking occurs through the body and processes are in effect, self-enactive.
This exchange of process and energy leads to continual transformation, and my ability to grow through making work is what keeps me absorbed in this process.