In my current body of work I use video stills from old documentaries found on YouTube, which I then alter with paint, sanding and artists pens and set in a circular format. I think of this collage work as a lense into a world of forgotten moments and alternate realities - sometimes heterotopic in nature (a paralell space of otherness), and other times simply nostalgic. The images are dream-like, with double lines, moire patterns, pixelation and the subtle blurriness that comes with digital/analogue layering. These hazy screen grabs are worked over until the ideal mood is created. This process of working is similar in the way a person feels their way through thoughts and memories, altering them in a unique way each time the thought occurs.


"We never just look at one thing: we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves. Our vision is continually active, continually moving..."


John Berger, Ways of Seeing (1972)