I feel that my work is dealing with the totality of human experience through microcosms displayed in comic strips and single images. I am trying to locate ‘truth’ or truths (universal and personal) in human consciousness. I find that the most natural and emphatic way of conveying anything is through stories, thus narrative is very important, whether through a comic strip, a single image or an image and object.
The imagery I use is fantastical and contains a dream logic, which is intended to make the content more universal. Dream logic allows the work to be free from a definitive time, place, gender, culture, race and other social constraints. The term latent and manifest has been used to describe the imagery within my work; there are conversations happening on conscious and unconscious levels. In the same way that dreams work (if you subscribe to Freud’s theories on dreams) the subconscious ‘talks’ to the conscious through dreams and fantasy.