“In general I work in an extremely detailed and methodical way, piecing the work together from the smallest elements. All the elements in the work are created by hand. I’m particularly drawn to found objects, in this case, recycled packaging.
I was drawn to packaging simply from a realisation of how much was flowing through my own home and a desire to do more with this material than just waste it. Each hand cut piece is laid out based on a variation of the thousand petal lotus relating to pure consciousness. I wanted to take something apparently ready to be discarded and turn it into something beautiful, take waste material to create something considered to be spiritual. I look forward to developing further styles and themes around found objects and transformation throughout my work.” Statement by the artist 2011.