My work explores liminality and threshold states. The liminal realm is a transitional one, a gateway between two distinct states. The uncertainty of these in-between places has led them to be regarded with suspicion and anxiety, as places of conflict and with paradoxical associations; both with danger (formlessness and disorder) and with positive potential (transformation). In my work I stand at that threshold, each work becoming a journey, starting with a blank canvas and a kernel of an idea, a leap in the unknown as I jump from one layer to the other, from one media to the next, exploring, trusting the unknown and unfamiliar.
I use the layering of beeswax, mixed media, photography, digital print, collage and paint to explore a personal lore, a viewable expression of the many facets of my thoughts. I combine and overlap found objects and drawings I created, leaving them exposed but also concealed within the work. Each painting is fragmented and isolated like a lost memory. My aim is to create work that takes the viewer to dream-like landscapes, a door to a world both sensual and contemplative.’