My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.
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210mm x 297 A4 glass clip frame, acrylic paint
Edition of 60 signed and numbered copies, each unique
The clip frame backing board is marked in pencil, mapping geometric shapes and proportions relational to its dimensions and the four slot apertures. Colours are emotiomaticaly selected and combined, in rhythm to the mantra internalised, and applied at the intersection of lines. The final composition grows from the weight of the glass and the gentle squeeze exerted by the frames clips, spreading and connecting colours between the two surfaces. Made to be displayed in transitional spaces, to remind the viewer to be fully present.
Note on viewing: Each painting is its own universe, select one. Breathe slowly and deeply whilst observing the painting. Gradually let your gaze go out of focus. Meditate on the centre of the painting, allowing its geometry to bring your mind to a state of balance.
Family Christmas Card
148mm x 148mm, folded greeting card
offset lithograph on white hammered card, edition 200
The first project I ever had printed was this family Christmas card. I designed it, and my Dad paid to have it printed. It was made in 1996, the same year as the first Government’s National Lottery Scratch Card, which I stapled to the front of each card, giving the recipient the chance of winning one hundred thousand pounds. I am not a gambler but liked the idea of paying one pound to give a friend the chance of winning one hundred thousand. A few people won ten pounds, and Dorothy Whalley mistakenly threw the card away thinking it was junk mail.