My process begins with the collection of materials (pizza menus, pornographic magazines, books on The History of Birds in Britain and Europe, bad Iggy Pop biographies, National Geographics circa ’69 to ’89, bodybuilding annuals, postcards of ships, etc).
Using a scalpel, I dissect chosen images before pasting them back together again to take them out of context. This reordering of existing material strives to create a disturbance of what is, to offer an encounter with otherness. It’s a practice that demands experimentation and new ways of looking. I think of it as keeping forgotten images alive but giving them an entirely new identity and meaning.
I am an artist who uses collage to create alternate narratives and understanding of popular culture.
I was born in 1977 and live and work in London, England.