I have made a conscious decision to work on abstraction as it releases me from considerations of myth, history, politics, aesthetics, morality, religion or recognition. It is my belief that abstraction comes from the subconscious mind which is fuelled by the events and visions of the day.
Visual awareness is important but it is the desiccated fragments of light when it touches a surface – translucent, moving or static that is of interest, not how it forms an object. To think in this detached way opens new vistas of speculation and this is the reason I work experimentally with mixed media. The outcome of different materials can be unexpected and unpredictable. Experience with this manipulation, coupled with ones sensitivity which is gained over time, enables balanced decisions about the images.