INDUSTRIAL BODIES – PORT KEMBLA
To capture the essence of something is an objective of my work. There are no rules or limitations except that at the end of the 19th century, widespread use of the camera, released the creative artist from having to copy nature or reality, opening up an era of extreme creativity and a sensuous and visual exploration through the imagination and experimentation; the results, many and varied, might dig into the unconscious, the soul or the unknown and at times, the ineffable.
Artists learn to see differently and vividly. Hopefully, they are able to bring a new magic or enchantment to the world. Of course, some choose to use their vehicle of expression to make political, religious or social statements. To me, finding magic or ambiguity of the elusive is more important than imitating nature. I enjoy exploring the intersecting of playful, symbolic, formal and expressive forms. I enjoy the long process of building a picture; these are pictures not images – a photo is an image, including paintings that are signified by pictorial devices such as frames within the outer edge, textured brush marks and planar layers as evidence of the human hand and creative imagination.