What concerns me are ideas; philosophical, psychological, practical, non-sensical…art is not just visual . I believe that art can change not just how and what we see, but what we understand…….. Art is a collection of ideas, written, enacted, presented to all of the senses. I am interested in the possibility of re-representing ‘self’, and the people she can be.
The role of visual art is to open up [symbolic] spaces in which cultural and social meaning can change. An idealist drop in the ocean – but there are things that we all forget to tell each other, didn’t say, didn’t feel, took for granted, that can be shared by visual means. We are quick to forget universal values of equality, kindness, understanding and acceptance. I think art, no matter how it is appropriated and branded, still has the ability to remind us of these values, and operates on many different levels- in spite of often being crowded out by institutions, commodity and value systems.