I build fictitious worlds using everyday objects. I work mostly with maps, reordering them into new worlds. Before assembling the work I devise a set of rules to follow & from then on I become machine-like in my adherence to them. Decisions are made, but not ones that compromise the rule set.
"The idea becomes a machine that makes the art", Sol LeWitt
The work is labour-intensive, giving the impression of a kind of natural development, where rocks & land are slowly formed, or reformed. As each piece takes shape it is clear to see one world breaking down as the other emerges. I see my practice as a series of quasi-scientific investigations, contrasting installation and paper based work.