This marked interruption in continuity’, attempts to visually communicate and make reference to both unconscious forces and conscious perceptions. Using personal memories, texts, found imagery and symbolism, I have worked to create and reveal accounts of psychological, emotional and sensory experiences Assembled pieces act figuratively to explore a compulsive need to release, by bringing into visibility what is hidden.
Historically, the partial or fragmented image suggested grief and nostalgia for the loss of a vanished totality and a utopian wholeness. The process of deconstruction to reconstruction using the technique of collage, where the artwork is made from an assembly of different forms, resulting in the creation of a new whole, is a vital part of the meanings within the work itself and is restorative in its nature. The works function primarily as sites of rupture and dislocation between the internal state and the outer world.