Plant Medicine Interface
Wound with symbolism new and old. There’s an underwritten code in nature: waves in spirals, branches branching, colour to call attention. A drama to the physical attributes of plants, so often a contradiction of soft petals and thorny protection. My stories are similarly balanced with the dark and the light: tarnished silver, dark romance. Geometric elements are a nod to technology. Balls of weld represent energy. Wire work suggests relationships within the sculpture such as its systems. It can also represent links to the metaphysical; a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.
I use organic visual elements in an attempt to connect us to the Earth, to keep the work grounded and relevant. These details are what I usually consider to be the tangible part of the sculpture, the real touchable. I take cues from anything in my world whose form fits the feeling, the story I am attempting to tell. The landscape and lifestyles of flora and the geography surrounding us, absorbing their visual information and converting it into fractal geometry-based patterns.