My work uses cardboard, tin cans plastics and cardboard tubes usually destined for the waste bin. The fragile resemblances that I produce with their torn, folded and glued sections are crude, insubstantial, spray painted copies, three-dimensional jigsaws, connected and disconnected fragments of machines displayed as museum artefacts. They fit into a sort of 'Blue Peter aesthetic' and are based on the naive and fragile fabrications emanating from a child's imagination. In the adult real world they represent the empty factory, devoid of workers and machines, the capricious nature of employment and empty promises of a better future.
My cardboard machines represent the old industry that has succumbed to the forces of globalisation. They are devoid of working parts like the deserted factory buildings and vanished skills, they display the hopelessness of redundancy.
|Location||Ferndown, Dorset, South West|
|Artforms / type of project||Digital, Drawing, Environment, Illustration, Printmaking|
|Tags||architectural, industrial, construction, print., industrial, painting, construction, sculpture, found materials, posters, prints.|