My work is a personal exploration of a transitioning world, and the transitory nature of life. Found objects and ephemera become symbolic items for rituals, both real and imagined. Seasonal change, passing, growth, and decay, are explored using objects that often sit somewhere between alive and dead: feathers, cut flowers, fir cones, shells.
Often producing works in small series, suggestion is made to a passage of time, and the cycle of life and death. Borrowing much from the Dutch still life tradition, as well as Japanese Ukiyo-e printing – superficially aesthetic imagery carries deeper symbolism and significance.
Working principally in drawing and painting – through both traditional and digital methods – images take inspiration from symbolism, folklore, mythology, psychology, life and death cycles, and personal ritual objects.