Man’s presence in the environment is a key focus throughout my artwork. I am drawn to explore the world’s increasing globalization by observing and documenting a range of different landscapes such as industrial areas, suburban streets, farmlands and natural bushlands. I like to deconstruct these sites that often go unnoticed by many, discovering fascinating ranges of colours, overwhelming structures and even simplicity and stillness in both the man made structures and the natural environments.
One recently completed piece, titled (忘记 – Wangji) is suggestive in reminding viewers of the location of the majority of produced objects (China), in addition to provoking thought about the many forgotten items of the past, as Wangji means forget in Chinese. Underlying environmental concerns are also evident due to the nature of the subjects, as waste continues to increase on a daily basis.
In another video work, the Greek title Metanoia; meaning the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life combine with the subject’s thoughts about others, I wish for viewers to realise their influences upon others and the environment.