Cats Paw Goache on paper, 2013
Nebula Graphite and ink on paper, 2011
Dissipation Graphite on paper 2011
My work is concerned with themes of destruction, the incredible ferocity of nature and man’s increasing appetite for carnage. Using found images of natural and man-made disasters, such as explosions, storms and disturbances in space, I create detailed drawings intended to capture the extraordinary beauty inherent in these violent forces.
In these still images it is possible to freeze in time these events and capture the visual beauty and amorphous ambiguity that they project enabling us to forget just for a moment the extent of the devastation that follows.
The obsessive re-imagining of the explosion on a domestic scale through a labour intensive drawing process becomes as much about the act of creating the image as the subversion of the power of destruction.