This is an oxymoron that clearly illustrates the cyclical aspect of my creative process. I delve into the real world and draw out what is extraordinary, and then translate these snippets of magic into a tangible, visual narrative. The two worlds are in constant communication with one another throughout my work.
My greatest inspiration is nature—especially flowers which, in my opinion, are the most beautiful things in the universe. Flowers have taught me to accept reality as it is, without expectations or judgment.
I work instinctively; the process is what guides my creativity. I surround myself with objects, materials, textures and colours that inspire me. I’m constantly navigating, exploring, mixing and testing within a framework of parameters that are more or less defined. It is during this experimental process that the epiphany happens. I might be working in the studio or just waking up one morning, but at some point, I have a “eureka” moment when all the dots connect and everything comes together.
Because in my world, all questions are asked, there are always solutions, and everything is possible.