The collaged world or wall, much like the visual journal page, functions as a fantastical and idealised container for Self: a new world to inhabit that acts as an antidote to life’s greyness or sadness. I aim to make visible what has thus far been personally unexpressed, leaving pieces of art like breadcrumbs for whoever notices (my future self included).
The idea of a visionary visual mission and always sourced back to the psycho-spiritual is where I feel most at home. Despite having formal art training, my goal is not to fit within contemporary theoretical parameters, but to produce work that God (by my own definition) and I might be proud of.
I am constantly looking to create light worlds / a depiction of a potential heaven / a space that counteracts darkness (both social and psychological) / a place to go where the colours are more fluid.
Being South African and the psychology around whiteness and privilege has played an enormous role in my creative work. I have lost myself and found myself, again and again, during the development of a healthy ego in relation to subject position. My life’s work is an investigation of Self and Individuation with my art being the visual representation thereof.
At large, I am interested in working with colour and emotion; far more interested in that which exists beyond the discursive mind (how that other space operates and how it can be reached) than I am with the mechanics of the intellect. I believe in personal pronouns, idiosyncratic expression and candid openness.