I think it’s safe to say that nearly all boys love their cars. If you were to reduce a car to its component parts, it becomes a box full of fascinating shapes and objects; when you put it back together again, it becomes “the machine of a dream.”
I have chosen car jargon as names for my pieces in an effort to evoke some of the sensations of belonging to this loosely formed boys’ club, where in-depth knowledge of the details sets the pecking order. I am completely seduced by beautiful colours, so it’s natural for me to use colour in my work. I try to reduce complicated forms to the simplest shapes possible, and my painting background urges the use of texture to emphasize this.