The sprayed paintings are rendered in an aggressive manner to symbolize the more detrimental reactions based on the broad spectrum of human emotions. They are engaged to significant events in history that resulted in public spectacle involving human and inter reaction. The paintings mirror a trend of urbanity which is attributed to the medium and style in which they are executed; spray lines, illustrative figures, and contemporary dialogue within each other.
The sculptures are employed within the context of objects ‘left behind’ and/or physical marking, be they man-made or natural, which provoke a reaction or cause a psychosomatic affect/response. A left behind item or marking can be defined in two ways; the physical and psychological. Physical objects/markings can include those forgotten, cast off, no longer used/usable or of value, which are found or discovered by accident. Psychological markings and objects are those, which have been set aside and those subliminal, symbolic left behind items of the mind or imagination, items that leave a trace/memory or create an association, or emotional response when viewed.
In more current work, I am exploring the relationship of humans/mankind to nature and how they may coincide with the phenomenon of nostalgia. I believe this is most successfully presented through the medium of collage and assemblages of physical objects or readymade sculptures. Although nostalgia is not directly a subject of my work, I believe it’s important to link nostalgia to the environmental global status, and how the action of preserving a moment within a collage can be powerfully representational. Nature has been a theme throughout art history embodying the current political climate, harshness of the human condition, and in sighting the engagement of thoughtful discussion within the arts community. I will post more photos as my work progresses and the final work.