I believe in the importance for creating focal points in the environment that bring a unique identity to a location. I like to introduce forms, colours and textures into places so that they become intriguing details of the public spaces that make up our towns, cities and rural areas.
I try to bring my own vision to a project, but make it broad enough so that it will to encompass ideas and contributions from other stakeholders. I use the material that has been generated during the engagement process as part of the content of the work and feed this into the final work in a transparent way so that people can see the contribution that they have made towards it. I would like to think that my work leaves a legacy that can be taken ownership of, and enthused about long after the project has been completed.
My aim in working within the public realm is to create a piece that stands by its artistic merits as well as being able to be appreciated and interpreted by the casual onlooker.
I’ve worked on many public commissions in a variety of settings that have needed a flexible, creative approach alongside collaborative working practices. Many of these projects have involved a period of community consultation with a variety of age groups and sectors of the community.
I have worked with a multitude of design professionals such as landscape architects, engineers, architects and site contractors towards the successful resolution of a project.