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The structure of my work is based mostly from industry and architecture, however, the meaning comes from issues surrounding us: social, religious, political and environmental. My work has often been compared to that of Heath Robinson as it has an element of the mad inventor's quality to it. I feel that juxtaposing a natural or recognisable element within the mechanics, gives the piece life; a connection for the viewer to hold on to.
I am constantly commenting or trying to solve relevant issues within my works, either in day to day life i.e. a machine that keeps seagulls at bay while you are trying to eat a fish based meal al fresco, or to more serious global problems.
Past pieces have been' Don't mind the mule' representing self-destruction it is based on the immaturity of some reactions to terrorism and violence and is a scale size donkey, which contains explosives, mechanised by a chain reaction of 1920's novelties. Another piece 'Climate Control' represents self-preservation. This piece derived from the constant reminder that the world's change in climate is a continual threat to our future existence. With this in mind I invented machines that can manually control the weather; sun, wind, snow and rain. This specific piece is a small-scale model of my rain-creating device.
'Bonnie Biro Caravan' deals with both the extremely high property prices and the fact the biro pens are noted as one of the largest wastes as Biros are hardly ever used to the end before being thrown away. So I have created a small-scale caravan from biros and am offering this as a cheap alternative living quarters.
My work usually involves humour. I believe that humour is one human reaction that is capable of connecting everyone. When tastefully placed within a serious subject I find that it creates a bigger impact.
Within my work I utilise whatever material best suites the idea. As a result my works can be created from anything.