A longstanding passion for photography and a desire to unleash the creative person within has led me to embark on a visual exploration of discovery. By experimenting with a variety of processes and techniques I make collages and photomontages using my own photographs as a source of inspiration. Collage allows me to build my own organic shapes unrestricted by a single subject and unconstrained by a frame.
‘The organization of light and shadow effects produce a new enrichment of vision’. Laszlo Maholy-Nagy
Light has a huge impact on my choice of subject when out and about with my camera and much of my work is a response to light and the exploration of levels of seeing using shadows and reflections.
I like to create altered and complex pictures, taking my ideas from the vast array of images that arise from combining and layering and recreating them using exciting materials like hand-made papers, fabrics and glass. Making art in this way allows me to take two- and three-dimensional images and objects and manipulate them in unconventional ways thus enabling me to change and challenge the perceptions of the viewer.