I am an artist because as an artist I have the freedom to create. Creating things is fascinating to me. It involves bringing something into existence that is original, and I like that by producing something original I am contributing to the progression of thoughts and ideas.
I find it interesting that each of my creations carry a very personal element, an extension of myself; and that these extensions can be where I am not, and therefore will continue on longer than I will. I also revel in the sensory responses I experience when painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking. I enjoy the physical movements, the relationships between colours and the tactile experiences that come with textures.
My work bears evidence of the joy that I have when creating it. I explore and express the human experience, experiment with the properties of materials and natural laws, as well as bringing new life and purpose to discarded materials.