My practice employs the subject of manual labour as a lens through which I search for truths pertaining to the human condition. With an acute awareness of the digitisation and automation processes changing the way we work, I question what is being lost or gained as we become absorbed into this developing terrain.
Personal experiences become themes for deeper exploration within my practice. I am proud of my working class background and seek to disrupt established hierarchies. Transformation, celebration and elevation infuse my thinking as I employ materials intended for use within the construction industry, alongside more traditional art materials.
Drawing plays a major role in my practice. My drawings often stand up as finished pieces, at other times they become starting points for work in other media. I naturally work in series. My practice incorporates both organic and digital processes and I welcome emerging technologies with curiosity and wonder.