Reflect, Refract, React is metal work that challenges relationships by applying mirrors to the body rather than viewing the body in the mirror.
My work focuses on the traditional making skills of the brick maker and the tinker; a traveling tradesman supplying simply made metal domestic goods.
Water is the central element in my process. The flow of the river and the changes in the states of the tide are indices of the passing time.
The Polish history of my family has always been particularly absorbing for me. It has become a personal way of connecting with and preserving memory.
My work explores the transitory character of the nature and the effect that the rhythm of walking within a place can have on the mind.
I find fascination within old relics that transport to a different time and place. My collection is inspired by the study of peasant artifacts.
This year my work has been exploring relationships between the language of text and visual language.
Through the paintings that I make I have a desire to transform mundane imagery such as stairs, legs and arms, into motifs.
Through my work runs themes of memory, loss, nostalgia and a sorrow for times that have passed and are now irretrievable.
By using commonplace and inanimate objects, and abstracting them through photographic methods, an air of dreamlike ambiguity is created.