Variations on themes and diversity.
My main focus has been drawing with charcoal and pastel. I wanted to limit my practice, to pare it down, to explore dry medium. Now after almost a decade I have also started to paint again, so exploring diversity of medium as well as subject.
I source diverse images from photographs, film stills or tv and translate these into mainly large-scale drawings and sometimes paintings.
Translating from one media to another is exciting and alters the way an image is received by the viewer.
Repetition fascinates me as no repetition is ever the same, there will always be shifts and that is what captivates me. Exploring difference through a series of works from the same found image, there is always something new to discover, such as with variations on themes in music, or when the same play and actors perform a play repeatedly.
I tend to have multiple series ongoing at the same time, these contrasting and diverse subjects inspire me. I see the varying series that I work on as different threads of my practice, all are connected.
One of my series which I am working on is a series of Cherry blossom drawings and paintings,Sakura, inspired by the photographs of Tokihiro Sato who has kindly given me permission to work form his photographs.
My artworks are translations, I attempt to capture something from the original while imparting something new of my own.