On the sea new worlds unfold…beach, foreshore, sandy creek beds and tree trunks become my canvas…stones, seaweed, plant life, flotsam and jetsam become my materials.
A meditative process unfolds with the conception of each piece in response to a specific site through the collection and placement of the materials. I am drawing in space, gathering, placing, balancing digging, piling, stuffing, poking, pressing, binding, tying, twisting, weaving, casting, floating. The work is then documented photographically and over time decays &/or is deconstructed.
The relationship between space, time, form and materials evokes poetic associations while the predominant use of materials at hand defines a sense of place. The utilization of the organic and the manmade makes reference to both nature and culture. The temporal quality of the work due to its subjection to the natural forces of wind, sun, rain and tides makes reference to the cycle of life. The inclusion of manmade detritus raises issues of ecological awareness and environmental threat. The siting of the work pays homage to the beauty, grandeur and power of the natural environment.