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Unravelling the normalcy of everyday is challenging.
Simple forms, surface patterns and plains, lines and horizons, corners and edges, are the areas of intrigue for my work, and is where visual contrast, encroachment, or intervention creates malleable results over time. My minimalist viewpoint aims to reduce the visual ‘noise’ within the urban landscape.
Whilst humour helps to humanise and make memorable, finding beauty where none is inherent, reminds us to stop and appreciate the super small ordinaries around us in the everyday, and help harbour a story-line about that place.
Taking slices between the obvious, isolates a tighter view, looking for calm or clarity, and in turn a new, simpler beauty. The forgotten or unimpressive details are highlighted as new 'heroes' away from the confusion.
This 'left-of'-field' viewing, the shift beyond the obvious, works at finding a new perspective or a subtle change in vantage point. This shift locates what I call the ‘other.’
The once-hidden now exposed, promotes through slight nuances rather than grand gestures. Shadows may confuse. Reflections make promises. A distressed surface contrasts, or nature's breakthrough at a crack or crevice reminds of daily life and its erosion through time, season and wear.