To me, creating art is creating energy. My aim is to create pieces that allow the viewer to walk away feeling invigorated and connected to themselves.
My process always starts very free and becomes more disciplined near the end. I use off cuts of heavy-duty selvedge denim as it is a medium I know extremely well and would be destined for waste if I did not use it. I use a mixture of bleach and dyes to manipulate denim into organic textures. I try not to hold on tightly to a particular outcome in mind because it’s always the happy accidents that work out the best. I’ll experiment with many wash cycles until it just feels right and is ready to be painted on, it is a calm cycle of chaos. It is when I start to apply layers of paint with a palette knife that I like to use a more considered approach to create a sense of control within the composition.