St Kilda Art Crawl 21 – 24 Sept
Printmaking, sculpture and drawing
My artwork has for two decades been concerned with surface, structure and volume. Recent work is fascinated with a granular, axiomatic form and content. Drawings exhibit extremely detailed mark making, prints exhibit a modular construction, and sculptures are assembled from large quantities of small, similarly sized pieces of material attached to, or enveloping, other three dimensional objects. The scale of the sculpture, the materials used, and their ‘pixelated’ appearance, endow my three dimensional work with a narrative which is only revealed as they are assembled.
In the past three years I have returned to working with stone and figurative imagery. Perhaps this will lead to a synthesis of sorts, that is, artwork where the two sculptural directions I am working in come together in a compatible whole.
Overall, since moving to Australia in 1998, the primary source for my investigation has been the arid regions North Western Victoria and South Western NSW. Amidst that landscape, I find myself considering not only the delicate surface of the earth but also the similarly delicate surface of the human condition. I then bring these ideas back to Melbourne and a city environment where they evolve into the work that I currently produce.