My mission as an artist has always been to make art that is integrated into our shared environment. To add colour or interest, to spark curiosity, to create a focal point, to highlight stunning architecture or to lead people into places they might otherwise walk past and to improve the aesthetics of our community spaces.
I enjoy and benefit from engagement with communities for the consultation and participation aspects of both design and making processes, where relevant. I’m very much a “people” person and have a naturally consultative approach in life, so community based projects have always suited me very well. I also find that collaboration and working with experts in specialist fields is an essential aspect of what I do as an artist, constantly learning and innovating how work can be made.
The response I offer to any Public Art commission brief is developed with consideration for the physical, historical and social context that the work of art will inhabit. Projects of this nature require a broad palette of techniques, an innovative and responsive outlook and the ability to work flexibly in diverse situations, since every brief requires and deserves its own unique solution.