Artist Statement

My work probably asks more questions than it answers; I investigate, explore and respond to life cycles and processes through my art, interrogating my modest place within the scheme of things and in so doing I strive to deepen my personal connection with the forces prevalent in my environment.

As an artist, print maker and sculptor, I am perpetually experimenting with new material and techniques in my creative process. Acid bite etchings have become the medium for my more detailed and figurative work.  Owning my own press has allowed me to experiment with a range of intaglio print techniques, combining a variety of material and processes to create images which have shaped the development and presentation of my personal visual alphabet.

My heavily textured collaged compositions, made from glued pieces of cut and ripped canvas and painted in acrylic to depict traditional Creole scenes sceneries, transport the viewer on an intense journey into the physical and evocative mythology of the Seychelles islands.

Since I was born and continue to live and work in Seychelles it is the Indian Ocean environment that permeates, drives and informs everything that I do. I live next to the ocean and its sounds, colours, smells and beauty are represented through form and movement in my work. The ideas are, as I grow older, increasingly refined, simpler, yet I hope stronger.

I like my work to possess energy and inspire dialogue. I hope that people who see my work will be drawn to empathize as well as intuit.

I believe that an artist has a responsibility to send home truthful and entertaining reports from the varied topographies visited on life’s journey. I hope that my own are interesting as well as authentic, accessible as well as informative and that through them can be seen not only Seychelles in all its astonishing beauty, but also traces of all of us who pass across it.