Carefully arranged segments of my fast-paced paintings culminate in these three stitched collages. They serve as visual diaries that embody the imagery and stimuli that have compelled me to paint onto canvas throughout this year. These tend to be automatic iPad drawings, recollections from childhood visits to Sardinia, and life studies. These themes persistently depict commonplace individuals and banal labour—elements that pervade our existence, often overlooked and underappreciated. My intention is to savour this readily available visual stimulation and regurgitate it in the most pleasing manner possible.
Instinctively cutting out the exciting and successful moments from my impulsive paintings, I extract fragments devoid of their original context or narrative. These cut-outs then function as abstract shapes and vibrant hues, their inherent meaning transformed. Juxtaposing them with deliberate, meticulous hand-sewing allows me to find a pace and organisation that pleases me. My resulting works are a drive to achieve maximum immediate impact.