Through my work I explore how everything is connected, how our external world is a reflection of our inner reality and how all things come into being through relationships and interactions.
Our world is one of communication, networking, interactions and reflections. With the inclusion of mirrors in this large-scale installation, the boundaries between exhibit and individual dissolve. The viewers become both observers and actors with narratives being continuously refreshed by their presence.
A core area of my research is how perception occurs – more often than not as a best guess – and how one’s opinion of a particular reality greatly influences one’s experience of that reality. Science tells us that we are primed to see the world as we do, primed that is by all our accumulated life experiences and by our conscious and unconscious biases. What we know affects what we see!
My process-based practice is positioned in the affective domain of experience, where I explore new possibilities of seeing and understanding. The work begins with colour – with applications of translucent, opaque and gestural layers of oil paint – and colour
gives life to the forms that grow on canvas, as three dimensional sculptural elements and as written texts. A variety of materials are utilised including oil paint, metal, resin, foam and porcelain.
I feel that it is through questioning, criticality and seeking explanations that we humans continue to evolve and to create meaningful, empathic lives on our own terms.