Recently I have taken inspiration from the themes of excess and temptation in the children’s novel Alice in Wonderland. I wanted to explore the darker elements of the characters in the book and create my own representations of them. The work I have been producing marks a return to traditional materials and methods for me, materials and methods I had previously denied myself the enjoyment of using.
I am very bound up in the sensation of exploring materials, subjects and capabilities.
Previous to the Alice in Wonderland explorationI had been interested in the nature of the Gaze and how people are confronted, held and changed by it. In these works I interpreted methods of using materials to play on the subtle nuances of seeing and being seen.