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Artist Statement

My artwork reflects an ongoing interest and inquiry into the nature of beauty and the experience of aesthetic pleasure.
I have used the source of a Guinea-fowl feather as reference and the computer (as design tool) to scan and manipulate visual elements to create new associations and juxtapositions for abstract designs. Whilst I often take queues from the visible world, I am not too concerned with making representations of nameable forms but prefer to contemplate on visual relationships that evoke possible meaning, yet remain 'open' to interpretation. My approach within this field of practice often feels more like a journey than a predetermined destination.

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