What began as an exploration regarding the dichotomous symbols regarding life and death evolved into considering how ideas of life and death permeate the settings we inhabit. Initially, the investigation began in an obvious place, a cemetery which despite its reputation as a place of death I have also observed as a place of life. The land that we deem sacred nature is given the chance to thrive and this led to me examining how ideas of life and death are intrinsic to those of natural and manmade.
Initially, my use of symbolism was overt but throughout my practice, I honed my exploration to focus specifically on making the symbolism more subtle. As a result, I found myself focusing on the symbolic presence of animals, plants and reflection in particular. These works exist in the liminal space between life and death, their presence is indicative of the ever blurring boundaries between natural and man-made.