My love of second-hand objects has led me to work in what I call a ‘charity shop aesthetic’ creating craft-art hybrids – pictures using basic craft mediums which have become rather unfashionable, such as nail and thread, felt and mosaic.
I deliberately utilise these low art forms which have been culturally overlooked, and reinvent them within a fine art context.
I choose images which diverge from the generic expectations of this type of media. My series of filmic explosion scenes or grappling wrestlers contrast violent and kinetic subject matters with the playful, static nature of the felt.
I amplify the notion of there being something precious in the worthless, something beautiful in the disregarded, by also using the discarded objects I find and collect (like broken wing mirrors or charity shop toys) as inspiration for these craft-art works.