Artist statement

Both sculpture and paintings are treated as artefacts, they operate as both objects and images of contemplation. By painting the frames, using canvas and wood as the paintings surface, the works become sculptural, bringing a unity with the painted sculpture works. The works are of emotional situations exploring how each work has personal meaning, and how they might affect those who see them. The title may give a clue to the work: each refers to the experience, emotion and memory that triggered the work.

The making involves the use of materials in an exploratory nature of physical manipulation, improvised interventions and experimental play with a variety of construction methods within which the use of colour has become a major component. The process features tension both formal and philosophical, ambiguity, confrontation and risk. More than ever they convey the relationship between hand, eye, and memory that drives their process, visual structure, and emotional temperature, art is a slow and painful business.