I use texture and found objects as a means to attempt to bypass rational thought and immerse myself in (or be immersed by) a space that is elusive and intangible and yet more pertinent than the visible.
Play, chance and accident have a crucial role in this process, as does automatism. The thrill of the unpredictable is the matrix of this journey. There is an element of randomness in the nature of the execution of each medium and technique that allows an intuitive process to lead the way. The narratives that surface and evolve form part of an unfolding personal mythology.
The work is informed by formative years in South Africa, Surrealism, African and Greek mythology and readings in prehistory.