"BLOOM" SERIES

 
 

Partly autobiographical, partly aspirational, this series is inspired by the color and pattern of the natural and commercial world, and explores how we internalize the myriad of visual and thematic cues we receive on a daily basis. I’m very interested in representing our individual and collective notions of beauty and the influence commercial media has on these.

My aim is to welcome the viewer into my world…a diaristic, pixelated blend of reality and dreams. Each hand-cut bloom itself intended to echo the inherent beauty and wonder of the world all around us, lifting us out of the mundane and connecting us with that something more. 

 
 
 
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IT ALL STARTS WITH A LITTLE VISUAL STIMULATION

I begin by collecting pieces of the imagery I encounter each day, combining these with sketches and drawings of assorted visual memories and daydreams.

 
 
 IT ALL STARTS WITH CAPTURING BITS AND PIECES OF THE IMAGERY THAT FILLS MY DAY  AND COMBINING THESE WITH SKETCHES, BITS OF PAINTINGS AND SWASHES OF COLOR 
 
 
 

THESE ARE THEN COLLAGED TOGETHER... 

 
 
 
 
 
 

HAND-CUT INTO HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS...AND ASSEMBLED TOGETHER INTO A VISUAL GARDEN OF THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES

 
 
 
 
 
 

IT'S A BIT OF CHANCE...INTUITION...PLAY...AND MAGIC AS I WITNESS THE PIECE COMING TOGETHER