I am an artist based in Cardigan in West Wales, working across animation, moving image and digital media. I studied painting at Newcastle Polytechnic but became attracted to the possibilities of animation whilst experimenting with techniques in my fine art practice.
My work explores ideas at the heart of our relationship with the ‘natural’ world, place and landscape. I’m drawn to investigating links between the subjective, scientific and social/ historical aspects, especially those that are obscure or concealed. Active research is integral to my creative process, frequently working with primary sources to shape my understanding and inform my explorations of contemporary mythos.
I often work place-sensitively; observing and collecting found objects and fragments of detritus, then manipulating these elements in a virtual space to create animated assemblages. These act as triggers for the viewer, sometimes suggestive of a wider narrative or hidden processes at play behind the visible.
In 2019 I completed a two year Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales, developing practice-based research that examines contemporary manifestations of Genii Loci and how they might be used to challenge human-centric thinking in a time of mass extinction.
A new work ‘Chain Home West’ featured in the May 2020 edition of Moving Image Artist Journal alongside an article about the ideas and process behind the work.
Sitelines, my response to Alan Garner’s cult novel The Owl Service, is in exhibition at Y Lle Celf at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Tregaron from 30th July 2022