Kitchenalia is a small collection of carvings in poplar and pine exploring flatness, relief and the illusion of depth, and using jugs, cups, pots and pans as subject-matter. The piece acts as a kind of prototype or ideas bank for further, larger-scale investigations of the idea of flatness/ illusory depth which I am working on at the moment.
The piece references kitchens as places of nourishment and creativity, as well as sites of potential accident and disaster; wood is used for its connections with sustenance, warmth, sustainability. This is a theme which I've returned to repeatedly over the years.