My premise is to put perception into question through exploring the second extreme of scale; the miniature. The subject of the work consists of abstract forms measuring no more than five centimetres in height crafted with a meticulous attention akin to that of a medieval goldsmith. These three-dimensional objects are then subjected to both two- and three- dimensional optical illusion which confuses both locale and context. Growing in both size and complexity, the works take on'minumental' status as they become manifest through photography, projection or model. The locus of the work is thus provided by the resultant intrigue generated through spaces rendered indeterminable.
Most recently I have produced a series of immersive light installations that seek to create a 'minumental' experience by disrupting the trajectory of projected images. An engaging visual paradox is created in low-light set ups when kinetic movement and reflection are used to distil a physical object into a line of light. Holding no static form but great depth, the resulting ephemeral images hint at another dimension. With pretensions for a transcendence of tangibility, the resulting dream-like environments both prime and rupture the viewing experience.…Read More