2008 - 2009: Transformation > Relief Paintings

This work combines objects with paint and colour, exploring their transformation into a composition. The objects I used were unwanted, broken or disposable. They were given a new function, and the lifetime of very throwaway items was extended. The use of objects gives the work some familiarity, and can resonate differently with each viewer. I often painted directly onto the objects, which abstracted them or removed them from their original function. Colour was used to unite a collection of items, or create a connection between different items throughout a piece.

May 2009
May 2009
May 2009
Plastic cups, sponges, rubber gloves, washing pegs, plastic cutlery, dust cloths, fabric samples and acrylic on carpet
May 2009
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Plastic cups, sponges, rubber gloves, washing pegs, plastic cutlery, dust cloths, fabric samples and acrylic on carpet
May 2009
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Plastic cups, sponges, rubber gloves, washing pegs, plastic cutlery, dust cloths, fabric samples and acrylic on carpet
May 2009
Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic chocolate box, tin can lids, wallpaper samples and acrylic on wardrobe and cupboard doors
May 2009
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Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic chocolate box, tin can lids, wallpaper samples and acrylic on wardrobe and cupboard doors
May 2009
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Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic chocolate box, tin can lids, wallpaper samples and acrylic on wardrobe and cupboard doors
May 2009
May 2009
May 2009
May 2009
Plastic cutlery, muffin and cupcake cases, paper bowls and acrylic on linoleum flooring
April 2009
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Plastic cutlery, muffin and cupcake cases, paper bowls and acrylic on linoleum flooring
April 2009
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Plastic cutlery, muffin and cupcake cases, paper bowls and acrylic on linoleum flooring
April 2009
Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
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Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
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Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
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Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
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Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
(Detail)
Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
(Detail)
Food packaging, coloured wire and acrylic on card
3 sections each measuring 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
April 2009
Cardboard tubes, bubble wrap, string, pins, corrugated card, stamps, printouts of enlarged stamps, ink and acrylic on a cardboard box
April 2009
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Cardboard tubes, bubble wrap, string, pins, corrugated card, stamps, printouts of enlarged stamps, ink and acrylic on a cardboard box
April 2009
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Cardboard tubes, bubble wrap, string, pins, corrugated card, stamps, printouts of enlarged stamps, ink and acrylic on a cardboard box
April 2009
Food packaging, plastic bags/wrappers, cupcake cases and acrylic on card
37.6 x 84.1 cm (14.8 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
(Detail)
Food packaging, plastic bags/wrappers, cupcake cases and acrylic on card
37.6 x 84.1 cm (14.8 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
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Food packaging, plastic bags/wrappers, cupcake cases and acrylic on card
37.6 x 84.1 cm (14.8 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
Food packaging, plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
84.1 x 84.1 cm (33.1 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
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Food packaging, plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
84.1 x 84.1 cm (33.1 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
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Food packaging, plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
84.1 x 84.1 cm (33.1 x 33.1 in)
March 2009
Muffin cases and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Muffin cases and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Muffin cases and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
(Detail)
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
(Detail)
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
(Detail)
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
(Detail)
Plastic cutlery and acrylic on card
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
Wooden offcuts and acrylic on cardboard
February 2009
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Wooden offcuts and acrylic on cardboard
February 2009
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Wooden offcuts and acrylic on cardboard
February 2009
Chocolate wrappers, bubble wrap and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Chocolate wrappers, bubble wrap and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Chocolate wrappers, bubble wrap and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
Parts from an inkjet printer, a digital camera, multi plug adapter, CD, other electronic parts and acrylic on card
84.1 x 118.9 cm (46.8 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Parts from an inkjet printer, a digital camera, multi plug adapter, CD, other electronic parts and acrylic on card
84.1 x 118.9 cm (46.8 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
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Parts from an inkjet printer, a digital camera, multi plug adapter, CD, other electronic parts and acrylic on card
84.1 x 118.9 cm (46.8 x 33.1 in)
February 2009
Plastic lizards and snakes, wood chippings, sand, poster images and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
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Plastic lizards and snakes, wood chippings, sand, poster images and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
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Plastic lizards and snakes, wood chippings, sand, poster images and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
Textbook parts and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
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Textbook parts and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
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Textbook parts and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
Pencil cases, rulers, set squares, protractors, glue stick, paint tubes and pots, paintbrushes, pens, textbook pages, plastic paperclip and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
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Pencil cases, rulers, set squares, protractors, glue stick, paint tubes and pots, paintbrushes, pens, textbook pages, plastic paperclip and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
(Detail)
Pencil cases, rulers, set squares, protractors, glue stick, paint tubes and pots, paintbrushes, pens, textbook pages, plastic paperclip and acrylic on paper
84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
January 2009
Polystyrene packaging, textbook pages, CDs, plastic coffee cup lids, empty tape roll and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
January 2009
(Detail)
Polystyrene packaging, textbook pages, CDs, plastic coffee cup lids, empty tape roll and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
January 2009
(Detail)
Polystyrene packaging, textbook pages, CDs, plastic coffee cup lids, empty tape roll and acrylic on paper
59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
January 2009
81.4 x 59.4 cm (33.1 x 23.4 in)
November 2008