We live in a world that is centred around our visual experience. With an increasing desire to photograph, record and share every single detail-yet not everything we observe can be documented in this way.
With fleeting visual stimulation and afterimage being short-lived and near on impossible to replicate-as images they become elusive, with a feeling that they are always just beyond ones reach. The inherent struggle to portray such a delicate and personal experience is what drives me to express in encaustic wax, paint and other media what cannot be photographed
I aim to produce work that will stimulate and push the viewer to question what they are actually seeing- to interpret forms as they appear before neural form recognition.
Fundamentally, it is not the eye that is in control, it is primarily the messenger, it is the brain and its own neural wiring that can easily confuse, deceive and form illusions that the human psyche has no defence against. Philosophical investigation of these experiences proves there is in fact more to the visual than meets the eye.