My current work has explored our current state of our consumer world. It gears towards the instrumental movement of Capitalism and how the indulgent nature of our society has centralized our communities. We are consumed by kitsch, shallow, repetitive, reproductions, that allude us in thinking it gains status or respect within our social circles. We are driven by greed from the bombardment of everlasting advertising of such useless commodities. So hungry for Kitsch, tacky merchandise that serves no real purpose excites me especially as it works in correlation with higher and lower class connotations. The virtual and/or the unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass production, consumption and communication and the destruction of cultural values shows reproduction has demolished our reality and value. It has become a tool to merely identify class. I previously looked at the Eastern World and the children working in poverty stricken factory conditions producing insignificant Western world kitsch objects was the inspiration for my ceramic works and explores a style of illusionism. Using the familiar ‘Willow’ design, the consumer, I like to call rather than the audience, has to contend with the recognizable, colliding with eastern, un-scenic, factory images. I love the way my work demands you to pull back layers to uncover new narratives and deals with the hyper-real in today’s culture.…Read More
rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Currently working as Head of Art department teaching Fine art,Textiles and Photography.
BA Fine Arts- Ashford Scool Of Art and Design, University of Kent
HND Fine Arts- Ashford School Of Art and Design, University of Kent