I use film and photography to create work, mainly site specific, which has been shown extensively in the UK and internationally. I am very interested in how certain types of imagery, moving image and still image sequences work together and incorporate this moving image within a vessel or projected into specific spaces, so the two have interconnected form and subject matter. Often, certain elements of folk tale, myth and religious myth become reference points as archetypal imagery and themes interlink with preoccupations and personal interpretations of similar motifs. With Ordinalia, the interest in this work grew out of reading the 12th century Cornish miracle play of the same name.
Psychological archetypes found in this, and many other works transcend a particular time and place, relating to unchanging truths about human nature and experience. Past themes have explored the intersections of very early science with religion; electricity and its evolution from early scientific ‘alchemic’ explorations and links with religious mystical interpretations of it. I like to create images that have an innate sense of history and contain elements of the naturalistic, but these are often out of place or askew. Combined with objects embodying a more personal iconography, the work is layered with place, time and history.