"I began writing when I was younger; it was on and off with me through the years—then I came back to it with a vigour when I was in my mid-twenties. I came back to it with a passion and dedication I didn't know I had. Verse became this persistent companion, secreted away - compounding - with no one else knowing the intense affair that I was having with these works. You know, you wake up one day and lose the shame, and then truly become a disciple of your passions. It was like this becoming a poet. I became unashamed of my love of verse; I think on it every morning—how poetry saved my life, opened it to a realm of experience I had yet to touched. Poetry saved my life then, reconstructed it from fragments, and I would be remiss not to admit that it continues to save me on a daily basis."
I am a contemporary poet and industrial artist. Working in word and mixed media, my works traverse pure literary output and include mixed media industrial paintings utilising modern found materials, to meld relationships of written and visual art.
My works express the compounding exploration of the sensory world - I lean to poems that covet the visible and invisible alike. The evolution of which trends to an exponential abstract. Sculpture and word: Texture and reason. Depth of color and the monochromatic aberration that is the printed word, collide, and it is in this that I find reason; where all complexities are contradicting, supporting, building and diminishing.