Installation of Paintings, Drawings, Video works
Dimensions variable

A room filled with desire, longing, pain, pleasure and grief, a circle of the inner world.
Have you ever mistook desire for love? Pain for pleasure? Sex for intimacy? Hope for a promise? Symbolic for the real? Tapping into the sensitivity and vibration of the moment to let go and fall into an active volcano, enduring a simultaneous death and birth.

The wounded shapes leaning against walls are part of a new body of work where I continue my devotion to exploring the sentience of being through image-making. For me the new body, made of drawings, paintings and moving images, is a silent disclosure and an emptying of impressions and failures in desire, intimacy and love. To mark raw hurt is to give thanks to intense joy.

In error begins truth.

Lost Horizon, 2019

Love Letter
Ink and charcoal drawings on paper and leather, oil and acrylic paint on canvas, polaroid emulsion, metal clips
Dimensions variable  

A visual love letter.

Portrait of a Hermit 
Site specific installation
Ancient rocks, tree, goldleaf, charcoal
Dimensions variable  

Conceived during a stay at the ASTRA residency in an ancient hermitage on a sacred mountain in Spoleto, Italy. The portrait was inspired by ways of those that were there before us and that which will remain after we are gone. Using materials derived from nature to isolate and frame elements one within the other to bring focus on states of exile and connectivity. Nature is a work of art and a network of technology, to observe it is to learn how to coexist in a complex network of systems.

Infinity Room
Paint, flexible mirror, paper
Dimensions variable  

A room. Binary code. Repetition of sequence 0 and 1; + and -. Same message. The message is never revealed, only the process where the viewer is turned into the negative in the infinity and repetition of image. The feeling is the only image that matters. The room, the sequence and the viewer change with the natural light from dawn to dusk.

A.P.parent Snapshot 
(The Children Act 1989)

Children’s inflatable toy house, blackboard paint, uv paint, acrylic piggybank, fabric, PVA, rescue blankets, uv lights, air pump
223 x 213 x 198cm 

Hornsey Town Hall, site-specifc work conceived to confront neglect and idealised systems of value through assemblage of children's toys.
An inflatable Victorian children’s playhouse covered in blackboard paint stands in obstruction to visitors way. A continuous airflow makes the house breathe. Inside the house UV lights reveal a forensic trace, marks of something gone horribly wrong, a small acrylic house (a piggybank) stands amongst the carnage.

Photography © Ben Lansky

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