The contrast and juxtaposition of the urban and natural worlds is the focus of my work. As a city dweller, I am drawn to urban spaces, but also to the uninhabited ones that are full of mystery and wonder. The natural realm is alive with endless growth, sprouting seeds, clinging roots, plants, and dirt. The built environment of the city is a concrete one, with structures, wires, grids, networks.
The blank page leads me to explore these realms, to make vague ideas tangible, planting them in a context and nurturing them with brush, watercolour and ink. Foundations are laid and elements built up, one upon the other to create illusory communities. The urban and the natural fuse together at times sustaining one another, but growth and decay have an equal hand. The work communicates a concern about our tenuous relationship with the environment.
Creating these places is like charting a voyage to make the imaginary a reality. The works are maps that echo the importance of drawing as an artistic and personal language and express my love of making marks.