Gel is a technique utilising the chemical properties of oil paint and hydrogel to produce a three-dimensional painting inside a transparent vessel. The paint is implanted into the gel and remains exactly where it is placed, as if one were able to create forms from brushstrokes in mid-air. The emancipation of paint from surface is nothing new, but the seemingly unsupported existence of pigment in a purpose-built micro-climate gives it complete freedom from normal physical constraints and the ability to exist solely as itself: it emerges thinking in the new light of inside the box. Each ‘brush’ stroke has to be considered from every angle at once which makes representational 3d work difficult and rewarding for the artist, and generates instinctive reactions from the viewer as opposed to intellectual deconstruction or dismissal due to perceived impenetrability. It allows a better (if not perfect) way of transcribing the artist’s inter-cranial world, or as I term it, ‘hyper fun space’. Thoughts can be transferred to within touching distance of the real world via this conduit dimension or ‘finite fun space’. The pieces then have the freedom to become fun, political, scientific, but can also be changed over time via manipulation or inception into environments designed to keep them in a constant state of gradual flux. They are specific to a site that does not physically exist yet has the power to become particular to anyone.