Artist Statement February 2018 – ‘ No past belongs to any individual alone.’

My practice is focused on testing and applying philosophical arguments concerning aesthetics and functions of art, to contemporary society, through the creation of physical art works.  I aim to use my practice to explore the potentials and test the limits of how art works can engage with wider society including; protesting, raising awareness and altering perceptions of issues, as art is often viewed as a passive type of reaction to social issues in comparison to direct action.

‘The distinguishing feature of direct action is that it aims to achieve our goals through our own activity rather than through the actions of others. Direct action seeks to exert power directly over affairs and situations which concern us.’