Saturday, August 1, 2009

Artist Statement

I have always loved items with a textural quality so when I began creating art I was looking for ways to invoke that feeling you get as a child; the kind where you instinctively want to reach out and touch.  This love of texture spills into all aspects of my life from the objects and materials I chose to surround myself with, to the art and sculptures I create.

Nature is a huge source of inspiration for me, not only in subject matter but color palette too.  Maybe it's because I'm an October baby that I have a love for the richer, darker, autumnal hues.

I love the flexibility and freedom that comes from creating.  The piece which forms before me will depend on what I'm feeling at the time.  It's often a random and chaotic event but through letting go, losing myself in the process, and experimenting with colors, shapes and textures a piece eventually emerges that echoes some part of me.

I believe that great ideas are born from mistakes and I plan on making many on this exploratory journey.