By sharing the natural elements that captivate me the most, I hope to encourage everyone to take a closer look at their surroundings – whether it be a bird on a branch above their head, or the dried leaves beneath their feet – and to find the intricate details that may have previously evaded their eyes.
I have found that I like to take something very small, and represent it at a much larger scale so these details can really be exposed. By experimenting with a combination of soft-focus and highly detailed areas, I can draw the viewer’s eye to the area that captivates me most, like the tiny layered feathers on the wing of bird no larger than your thumb.
And it is always feathers that captivate me the most. My first word was “bird,” and I have been enamoured with the creatures ever since.
In 2016 I am looking forward to a year of experimentation. I’ve created a year-long project where I will be working through pieces in a series of six at a time, linked by theme or medium. This way I will be able to focus more on the varied styles that have been finding their way into my work, and I will be able to fully explore my ever-growing list of favourite materials to work with.