In my practice I work with “fragments” which I make from old pattern paper templates, mdf, and paint. Laid out on the table or floor, the materials are cut into different shapes and the surfaces painted or marked. They are then brought together and arranged or composed into a form and then glued together. The process and choices are the result of improvisation; comparing one fragment next to another to see how they work together. The images and shapes are abstract.
I approach each piece I make as if I were restoring something that has been broken - I think of this metaphorically. The work refers to many things, such as an object, history, or perhaps a memory. The surfaces and shapes are irregular with imperfections, gaps, bruises and evidence of wear, but also a kind perseverance - a dose of ambiguity.