This body of work is inspired by a collection of travel mementos gathered on journeys to Italy. It addresses the shifting landscape of experience, nostalgia, recollection and the poetics of remembrance.
It dabbles with contemporary culture and past heritage, which in some ways may be understood as a threshold between realms – The notion of both the intangible realms of memory and the physical realms of place.
The artworks are concerned with subjective understandings of matter and space; the energies inherent in materials; with vitality and memory. Therefore, they may reference old historical surfaces, ancient structures, architecture and yet carry a sense of history through the application of found objects, materials and the trace of the artist’s touch.