I work from 3D scans of objects and surfaces to make sculpture and installation pieces. Sites are chosen based on function, use, history, personal significance and aesthetic response. I respond to the site through the scan thinking about surface, texture, form and subjectivity. The works are installed in the gallery or studio reflecting upon their relationship to codified notions of display. Through this process I make work that examines a range of responses to site, surface and our experience of it.
Surfaces are lifted from the world as clouds of points in space. Dots are joined with line, edges are made, facets recreate surface. A triangulated network of planes reinterprets the real. Rendered physical this tessellated surface undergoes another state change, this time expressed in a linear fashion that echoes the movement of the CNC tool on the XY plane. The sum of this activity is an object that is neither wholly here nor there but stuck somewhere between the digital and the analog.
Intuition is a dominant force in my studio practice. Throughout my career the work has shifted in several directions, taking cues from formalism, minimalism, landscape painting, land art, conceptualism and agitprop. If there is an umbrella that brings together my varied interest it would probably be a love for systems and structures of production or distribution.
Lately I have become enamored with drawing once more. Working at a small scale I draw in a pointillist fashion applying dots to the page in order to create images. These works reflect a fascination with emergence and apprehension. They are part of my ongoing work thinking about the translation of what is seen into a format in which it can be recorded, changed and transmitted.