“In my work I examine the value of material objects and question the worth and importance of what we choose to treasure and uphold in today’s society. Thus seeking to question what we may or may not perceive as a relic or object ‘worthy’ of sustained and serious artistic study and preservation.
My artistic practice primarily revolves around collecting objects of a mundane and ordinary nature. From a young age I have always horded and collected even the most obscure items of bic-a-brac in a fashion that boarders on the obsessive compulsive.
Many of the Items I focus my attentions upon have a personal significance or narrative attached to them which is hinted at, and reflected on in the painting titles. My objects and paintings often work as metaphors alluding to problems faced in daily life, as well as referencing elements of popular culture that have significantly impacted upon myself.”
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