I used to work as a gardener in Bute Park.
As I got used to the area I was working in, the more I started to see my own version and reality of the park. The river Taff, which flows through the park, provided great interest and attraction for me, this, became my primary influence.
For me, there is a constant balance and mutual respect happening between both the natural and the human/mechanical sides of the public park. Using silkscreen printing I saw as the perfect way of representing this balance. For me (the print maker), developing these idealistic ideas in conjunction with this mechanical process, revealing and not hiding away the processes that come about, but celebrating and using them to my advantage. While I am doing this, there are always interactions/interventions that I cannot foresee, as no single print is ever the same. The natural faults in the screen that come about when creating a silkscreen print this size is part of the aesthetic which I find particularly pleasing. Using these variants allows me to explore, create and invent new characteristics that I have been exploiting, to transform the perceived into the extraordinary.