Artist’s Statement – Hardly Gnome

My work explores the relationship between Jungian archetypes and skateboard ethics.

With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Roy Lichtenstein, new insights are generated from both constructed and discovered textures.

Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of relationships. What starts out as yearning soon becomes finessed into a tragedy of distress, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the dawn of a new synthesis.

As momentary derivatives become distorted through diligent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a tribute to the outposts of our future.