Artist's Statement

A lot of my work starts with the book, with stories, with text. I’m influenced by artists and writers who experiment with texts and images, like Tom Phillips and William Burroughs, and techniques such as collage, sampling and remixing. My work consistently uses image and text to re-think and re-work stories and ideas, my own and those of other people, materially painting and drawing on pages or making collages. A book does not just mean paper, bound between covers, and though I am a paper-based artist, I like to explore the formal possibilities of what different kinds of ‘book’ might be. My current work, which draws upon experiments with time and dimension by HG Wells, C Howard Hinton and Marcel Duchamp, explores how we might read and write the ‘book’ in and outside its more familiar forms and spaces.