I’m currently fascinated by patterns. I think it’s always been patterns. My fascination with patterns constantly spurs up new ideas and inspirations for forms, textures and shapes. It allows my work to grow as my understanding of these principles grows.
I’m embracing new technology by applying my knowledge of 3D and the use of 7 Axis Milling machines, which means that I can create precise intricate forms that would be very time consuming to create by hand. This use of technology allows me to have complete control over proportions, details and forms. It’s a bridging gap between technology and imagination. I’m studying patterns and forces by simulating fluid dynamics, and modeling and rendering complex shapes and textures. Once you understand the possibilities of using modern technology it opens up a whole new way to interact with reality.
The underlying threads in all my work is nature. It creates effortlessly. It creates fractal patterns that are endless in its structure and proportions. My work is about taking this very organic movement and structures and displaying it in its most simplistic forms like a cube or a sphere - a symbolic gesture of taming and organising nature by emphasising the patterns as simple as possible.
The book at my bedside is In Praise of Shadows, an essay on Japanese aesthetics by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
At the moment I’m listening to The Chopin Project by Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott. Listen to Verses here.
The best gift I’ve received is the gift of an opportunity to create something that required extensive insight and knowledge. And being taught by people I respect and admire who didn’t care that I had no previous knowledge or that I was still young. It’s a wonderful gift for someone great to sit by you rather than blocking out the sun.