My current paintings involve creating constructed arrangements, reminiscent of stage sets, which I then use as the starting points for paintings. This process allows me to use different collage elements, such as my own photographs or found images from books and magazines, as well as three-dimensional models I have made of real or imagined buildings and architectural details. There is a narrative element to much of my work. I am inspired by everyday things that I find around me, and how these things express bigger ideas; graffiti on a wall in a street communicates one person's political dissent, and the design and imagery of a tiny postage stamp can encapsulate a nation's ruling ideology. In terms of theme, I am interested in modernism, architecture, history and the landscape of modern philosophical and political thought. My work enables me to process my thoughts about these themes and create a response. Influences Modernism, architecture, history and politics, iconography.