I was invited by a fellow artist friend Dan Daughters, to take part in this ongoing blog project to answer a few questions about my work. The hopping perpetuates by asking others along for the ride.
What are you working on?
I have too many potential projects on the go to keep up with. I tend to accumulate materials so that I have more resources to work with. Lately I have been creating my own cartoon characters and watching them develop as I crudely draw them over and over again. You will probably see them in a lot more of my upcoming work.
How Does Your Work Differ From Others of Its Genre?
The differences are subtle. I think the real differences are behind the workings of a finished piece of art. It all depends on the processes, techniques, tools and materials that are unique to each artist. I have some pieces of work where I stick to a certain discipline and others where I let myself go and it’s important to me that I practise both so that my work can evolve.
Why Do You Create What You Do?
It’s a spiritually reflective practise for me. Creating something unplanned and then interpreting the end piece. It’s good for the psyche. I’m also glad that other people can interpret my work for themselves in their own light.
How Does Your Creative Process Work?
I like to create a mellow atmosphere when I work. I’ll usually just light incense and stick on a podcast or music to listen to and it’s also nice to have a cup of tea by my side. I need to be surrounded by my materials and tools, the materials of which are all somewhat organised into boxes. I have a good sense now, of what materials I like to use and what materials work well with others.