Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Artist Statement

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."
- Edvard Munch

My current practice explores the relationships between humans, objects and the natural environment. By combining elements of nature with the human form I intend to translate to paper the way in which I see the world and the processes of my subconscious. I often draw from objects I find on walks through the park, collecting and selecting areas of interest and enlarging them to show the detail that would generally go unnoticed to the human eye. I then merge them with unidentified figures, dismissing elements of familiarity and replacing them with unfamiliar details from nature. I use an extremely fine technical pen to create precision and intricacy. Of late, my work has been heavily influenced by Surrealism, collaging elements of various images to create a fantasy world where humans and natural organisms are seen as one entity.

(More to follow)

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I love the surrealist movement.