My work is based on my structural engineering background and interests in architecture and relationships between shapes and the stability of structures. It incorporates traditional technical drawing techniques.
The inconsistences present in hand-drawing make each piece unique, juxtaposed lines create visual disturbances and illusions beyond original references.
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Whilst the works are clearlyconcerned with man-made form and celebrate the modern, they are also pieces in their own right –abstractions that explore and extend pictorial space through the use of light, line and colour.
These works are also developing into optical abstractions by the exploration related drawing and painting techniques. Other work explored the balance between those actions that are planned and those that are spontaneous reflecting my longstanding interest in jazz and the way musicians combine structure and improvisation.