I use traditional sculptural techniques, such as modelling and casting, to manipulate found objects. Within this traditional framework I explore contemporary issues. I examine the fact that within contemporary society, all products, forms of entertainment and culture seem polluted by the cult of disposability ? a lack of content and short shelf life. Similarly I despise the political and corporate appropriation of national identity; the hiding behind heroes and out of date patriotism.
Ultimately, the final work is a combination of two elements: either a word and an object (I love the possibility of a single word as poetry) or the fusion of two disparate objects. The works are then cast in materials more suited to mass production such as concrete and plastics.
Despite reports to the contrary, I believe that art can make a difference and with this in mind I set out to make sculpture that is confronting and provocative so as to create debate.