The main focus of my work is human behaviour within society. Expressed through the use of the figure, I seek to capture intimate moments of people in their own worlds, unaware of an onlooker - In doing so, encouraging the viewer to empathize with the work.
Drawing on everyday people doing everyday things, makes us feel close to the pieces, relating them to ourselves or people we know. That the figures have natural physiques intensifies this sensation that these are not idealised figurines, but representations of real people. The viewer’s participation is integral to the work to complete this relationship and feelings alluded to by the silent language of the pose and gesture. It is relevant; therefore, in generating this response that the pieces are representational, suggesting the weight of flesh, mass and tensions within the body gives the forms a sense of life, making us react as we would with any other human being.