I’ve been talking for a long time.
Have you been listening?
My work revolves around concepts of obsession and repetition. Working with physical materials to show and record different amounts of time. I partake in a routine, repetitive process of hand-cutting paper that I have gathered from various sources such as magazines, advertisement leaflets and cardboard packaging. Raising questions about human interaction in a materialistic world. I search for ways of measuring time and ask what it could possibly look like.
Performing time-consuming methods of automatically hand-cutting paper to a precisely similar size, or hand transferring rhythmic poetry on to a background of sewn soft sculptures. My work explores my patient ability to focus on an activity often for hours with an unbroken intensity. Resulting in an archive of my time spent doing these pointless processes that I can’t help but do. It’s addictive. It’s comforting and I can’t explain why. Working in this way I add preciousness to a supposed throwaway object, lingering between the undesirable and the priceless.
Using my work as a voice of self-expression it has become an increasingly therapeutic way for me to understand myself and the world moving around me as someone who has autism. Various aspects of my work, occasionally hidden from the public eye reflect the exclusive viewpoint I have watching the goings-on of the world unfold around me.