I draw my inspiration from a broad range of subjects and themes.
It may not be apparent from the non-recyclable materials I use that the natural world, ecology and sustainability underpin my ethos, but considering the elements, wind and solar power, temporary/portable shelter, permaculture and self-sufficiency in food and 'craft' are all 'with me' as I am creating an installation. I relish finding discarded/unwanted items I can use whole or as components and sourcing second-hand items that may have been destined for landfill. Everything I make is formed by a series of decisions which are influenced by all these ideas. This creates the perfect opportunity to give an elevated purpose to many non-biodegradable /non-recyclable materials and to 'freeze them in time' in my images.
I crave the visual impact of saturated colours in my work. Projection of bright images is also a way to achieve a colour 'hit' without impacting the environment. One day soon there will be no sources of new plastics and non-biodegradable materials for me to use in my work but while it's here, let's treat plastic as a valuable resource and keep it from contaminating our oceans and enjoy it in art form!