Artist Statement

My art is born out of the nostalgia for my home country South Africa’s diminishing natural wildlife. The fragmented memories of observing them as a child in the rural landscape, inspires my symbolic metamorphosis of collected animal bones and remnants of skin. Through glass and metal, they are transformed into abject specimens or preserved as cherished artefacts.

I seek to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of introspection, attraction and repulsion.  There is always a strong symbiosis between the artificial and the natural, representing the human interference with nature. 

Artist statement
Keeping bones