My work is about accessing and exploring unconscious levels of brain activity. I research aspects and theories of psychology as a starting point and adapt them to perform in a visual art context. I build up layers of pattern, shape, colour and form primarily using paint to confront the complexity of this space. This method creates a visual language that is a documented glimpse of my unconscious and gives me a better understanding of the 95% of brain activity that occurs in this space and a better understanding of myself as a human through the creative process. It is simultaneously a desire for excavation and escapism.
I am particularly interested in the cognitive behaviour of the brain in visual perception and how accurate we consider our vision to be. One third of our brains is dedicated to vision alone and most of what we see in the world is processed in our unconscious, without our awareness of how it happens or why we see things in certain ways. The process of vision has evolved to a certain capacity to enable us to survive, but it is at the peripheral of this space in which optical illusions occur giving us a great insight into the limits of vision.