My Practice is about the ongoing relationship I have with the place in which I grew up. Exploring my experience of living in a previously occupied territory, I am interested in the influence that our early environment has upon the formation of identity.
Attending a school built on top of a German gun battery brought the opposing dynamics of ‘childhood innocence’ and ‘the architecture of war’ together within the playground and this conflicting and troubling relationship has been a consistently developed theme throughout my work.
Current work My Bunkers & Other Family consist of new drawings, paintings and prints started under lockdown. This new body of work (which is on a smaller scale to Achtung Baby! my last body of paintings) place my favourite bunkers floating adrift amidst a fantasy seaside-iconography of stripes and ice lollies.