…The interventions represent psychological phenomena – hallucinations, daydreams – or maybe just ignorance towards conventions….
One of the recurring aspects in my work is based around a preoccupation with a balancing of certain realisations and contradictions. For instance, It is for many people, a joyous or relaxing feeling, standing in a forest glade – peaceful and full of natural life all around you – removed from the industry and the bureaucratic, mundane, tedious aspects of part of modern life. However, ‘wilderness’ can be harsh, unpleasant, brutal and miserable, as well at times.
This series of paintings was developed, or at least begun, within a studio space in the world’s first passenger railway station, overlooking the tracks at Edge Hill in Liverpool.