Left -Detail (2017) Paint tubes on board with floor, 55 x 20 x 15 cm (1).JPG

Found Objects

 

I often reuse materials as part of my practice, as many artists do, meaning the work is never finished, because the practice is the work. Maybe the practice is a piece of performance art itself?

Using objects, or actions, usually seen as incidental and unwanted shows that everything is worthy of attention, when seen in certain ways. Interrupting the narrative of these objects questions the potentiality of art.

By utilizing the useless, the materials begin to exceed, and thereby reject, their definition.

They represent the process of making and re-present that process, to the viewer.

Using the discarded elements of artistic process allows the materials to speak more directly to the viewer about themselves and their creation, making my interactions more those of a narrator or director.

To take an object that already exists and use presentation to turn it into something appreciated as art, challenges the viewer to see art in the space around them.

They are intentionally misleading, pretending to be something they are not, but in the act of pretending they become it anyway; Art.