The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. My work is not about the glory of the human form more about being human. Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. My focus is on me as an individual and how individuals connect within different groups. Sometimes I take focus on smaller elements of identity for example finger print, name, or signature. I use these as a reference for works that often takes on an abstract element, whose artistic aesthetic is achieved by the arrangement of these various components. Often I take the individual as a whole with the full figure using its outline as evidence of its presence. The outlines overlapping form a linear pattern produced by the uniqueness of each individual. These large communities of lines form an individuality and unity. When I make a large work that develops through a slow process using individuals, the final piece forms a consuming image for both the people involved in the making and the audience. Collaboration makes the process and ultimately finished artwork more responsive and more human.

‘How true it was that one needed to be seen by others to be sure of one’s own existence’
For Me the Self is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts.

When I work in isolation my work is generally about myself. Using my own body as a template along with different abstract counters, I uses time to record this journey. Marking and celebrating my existence.

I celebrate myself in my work and using my own presence as an individual I am telling my story of this cathartic journey. I used the daily process of making work to acknowledge my own existence, celebrating and marking my presence in that time, with days, weeks, months or a year as a motif. My journey is about learning to go forward, and return, with a renewed sense of self – free of compliance, guilt and obligation.

My work is not about the glory of the human form more about being human. Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. In this work his focus is on myself as an individual but also uses my relationships with those that are important in my life and celebrates that connection.
Every human is unique, every spirit engaging. For me the Spirit is more important than the physical. I believe ours spirits deserves to be celebrated.”

All art is abstract by nature. To pick a moment in time and to react is all artist have ever done . Audiences view of abstraction is surely down to their knowledge and education. 

You wouldn’t accept a comment from an illiterate on a book they were unable to read. So why stand for any comments made by people that aren’t educated enough to understand the visual arts.