I am a multi-disciplinary artist working across sculpture, painting, photography, lighting, kinetic and video works. My approach to making is diverse and conceptually driven. At times, I like to test my own limits of acceptable art. Sometimes I aim to produce artwork that makes me laugh. Recently, I've been making landscape paintings to be wholly present in a specific place while being connected with a visual art tradition. When generating larger works I often work to the scale and history of a gallery space or location. In the studio, I’m constantly developing new work in various streams of practice.
While I have aim to keep a broad outlook on the possibilities of my practice, there are recurring themes. When I was a kid I had almost uninterrupted views of Lake Macquarie in NSW, Australia’s largest coastal salt water lake. The experience of seeing the lake everyday has shaped my psyche. Long distant views, clear skies, approaching storms and tree lined hills were always there. This experience of constant attraction seemed to be echoed by screen technology. From a modular sofa-lounge I could see both screen and lake views. These two modes of attraction (lake views and tv culture) are often used in my work as a type of beautiful haze that can be both attractive and distracting simultaneously. I am interested in how technology, and other forms of media, can condition our reception of cultural information; which in turn has influence over our individuality and local identity within a global culture.
Initially trained as a painter, I completed an undergraduate degree in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at RMIT University, and more recently completed a Masters of Fine Art by Research at the Victorian College of the Arts. I was co-founder and long-term board member of an artist-run-initiative, and have worked in various professional roles within the visual arts sector. I was born in 1974, and now live and work between Geelong and Melbourne, Victoria.