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My art reflects my fascination with light and shade in its various forms. I tend to use light, either as an actual material or by alluding to it.
In my work I often explore and consider light and the idea of light as a pollutant.
I treat light as a medium, seeking to illuminate its simple and essential beauty.
I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of light, architecture and shadows, and like to employ different materials and media.
By experimenting with the reverse effects of light and shade and the media of space and sound, I create artificial landscapes captured in site-specific installations.
These differing media, alongside others such as photographs, video and other new technologies, allows me to generate and explore the relationship which a particular place suggests to me, using light to play with the pre-sentimental memory of these relationships.