A creative space is a personal space in which possibilities
are endless and boundaries can be extended as far as
the imagination. I aim to make work which creates space
not only for the body and senses, but also for imagination,
thoughts and memories.
Sugar Cube Room (2006) was a room swathed in sugar cubes,
incorporating text and whispered voices. It was made
up of 50,000 sugar cubes and cube faces, which developed
into a mosaic of stata patterns twisting and spreading
across the four walls of the space, and built up in places
to 5 or 6 layers. Sugar was kindly donated by The Tate
Britain, Tate & Lyle, Waitrose, Tescos Loughborough
Branch, and Imago Services. The subtle but powerful abundance
of simple materials creates complexity and depth, a contrast
to the sensory exclusion of the ‘white cube’ space.
I use tactile, redolent spaces to inspire the senses.
I try not to make work which is easily resolved by the
mind. If it is not instantly absorbed it can stimulating
imagination and creativity, whilst at the same time it
is easy for the body and senses to relate to.