Artist statement

I use appropriated online visuals, stored in a digital archive which are reworked over time. Through a process of continual sampling/recycling/layering new connections evolve between the diverse elements of media images, Internet text/graphics and smart phone photos, for example.

Today’s constant saturation of images and information via 24/7 perpetual news media and the continually updating Web where one image/ blog post/ Tweet etc. is rapidly replaced by the next, is a central theme running through my practice. Working within the mutability and interconnectedness of digital media acts as a catalyst to evolve new ideas – Digital space becomes an extension to my own thinking space where ideas gradually emerge through process and amalgamation of various visual information.

I use numerous open-source/ free and proprietary software in experimental ways – Each time, working within an (intentionally) limited set of digital tools discovered via much time researching different possibilities. Serendipity offered by the digital medium is pivotal and inspired by the alchemy of previous lithography and etching practice in traditional printmaking.

Practice includes video, 3d animation, GIFs, code-based work and and digital output onto various media including paper, metal and perspex.