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Who Are You Today? 2012

Screen print on Fabriano paper

70 x 100 cm

Untitled 2008

Lino block print on paper.

70 x100 cm

City Living 2009

Screen print on paper.

70 x100 cm

Economic Growth 2008

Screen print, acrylic and charcoal on paper.

70 x 100 cm

SOLD

Selected for group exhibition in

Viridian Artists Gallery Chelsea,

New York, USA, 2008

Last Tree 2008

Screen print, acrylic and charcoal drawing on paper.

70 x100 cm

SOLD

The Way We’re Headed (Smog)  2009

Screen and wood block print and pencil on paper.

100 x 70 cm

The Way We’re Headed (Nature)  2009

Screen and wood block print and pencil on paper.

100 x 70 cm

Cellular Shift  2009

Screen print on paper

70 x 100 cm

Who Are You Today? 2012

Screen print on Fabriano paper

70 x 100 cm

Matters of Mind over Matter  2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas.

100 x 130 cm


We know so little about the workings of our consciousness. In the ‘double-slit’ experiments of quantum mechanics, it has been shown that the act of observing subatomic particles changes the results of the experiments, i.e. the presence of the experimenters affected the outcome of the experiment.


This implies that there is no such thing as the passive observer.


Let’s take that a step further. Let’s imply that there is no such thing as a passive life. Be the experimenter and affect the outcome of your life, one thought at a time.

Regarding Schrodinger’s Cat  2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

90 x 120 cm


Schrodinger’s Cat was a thought experiment devised by the Nobel Prize winning physicist Erwin Schrodinger, in 1935, to argue against a popular theory in quantum physics known as the Copenhagen Interpretation. This theory proposes that reality exists in all possible states until it is observed. Schrodinger proposed a hypothetical experiment involving a cat that could be simultaneously alive and dead until it is observed, to show that the Copenhagen Interpretation could not possibly work due to this paradox.


It would be interesting to be simultaneously alive and dead. One could report back on what it feels like to be dead.

Quantum Entanglement 2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas. 100 x 145 cm


When a single subatomic particle has been split into two sub-atomic particles, this pair is considered entangled. This means that whatever happens to one particle will immediately affect the other particle, wherever it is in the universe. Both distance and time do not hinder the immediacy of the effects, i.e. the particles are able to ‘communicate’ instantly with each other, regardless of the distance between them. This is known as quantum entanglement.


This has incredible philosophical ramifications when we eventually figure out how it works. Might this one day explain psychic ability, clairvoyancy, and many other paranormal occurrences?

The Universe, the Atom and Me  2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

90 x 120 cm


The Dalai Lama wrote a book called ‘The Universe in an Atom”. This book and its title inspired me to bring science and

spirituality closer together, as they once used to be. We are truly a part of this universe, because almost everything in the universe is made up of the same thing - the atom (almost because we still don’t know what dark matter is, let alone dark energy). But where can we find consciousness within the atom? Is it something that can be found within our limited three dimensional existence?


Is it consciousness that drives the electrons to spin around the nucleus of an atom?

Mirror Universe  2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

100 x 120 cm


A new theory, just emerged, to explain the mysteries of time. The Mirror Universe theory proposes that the big bang created two universes expanding outwards in opposite directions, sharing the same past but creating two futures. Each universe would exist on either side of the central ‘big bang’ state, and experience time going in opposing directions to the other universe, as each moves farther away from the central state.


Somewhere, there might be a mirror-you becoming younger every minute.

Going round Space-time  2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

90 x 120 cm


Bending the fabric of space-time would create a wormhole, allow-

ing us to traverse our universe within a fraction of the time it would otherwise take, and enable us to explore distant galaxies, perhaps even other universes.


I cannot begin to imagine what it would be like to see the edge of our universe. Is there an edge to the Universe?

Atomic Moment 2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

130 x 100 cm


Which came first: the atom, or consciousness? Am I consciousness holding up a bunch of atoms that gives me my physical form? Or am I a bunch of atoms transmitting consciousness from another dimension? Or am I - as mainstream scientists will have me believe - a bunch of atoms shooting off electrical impulses that create my consciousness?


I have never liked mainstream.


Maybe it is consciousness that causes the electrons to spin around the nucleus of an atom.

The Question of Multi-dimensions 2014

Multiple processes, digital print on canvas

90 x 100 cm


Within the field of quantum physics are many theories. One such theory, known as String Theory, proposes that there are 11 dimensions in our universe. I firmly believe that there are far more than the three physical dimensions in which we exist. Undoubtedly we consider the element of time to be a fourth dimension, but I believe there are many more physical dimensions which we cannot access due to the restrictions of our three dimensional existence.


Rudolf Steiner proposed in his book ‘The Fourth Dimension’ that our consciousness ‘resides’ in the fifth and sixth dimensions. Exploring these ideas have become a lifelong passion for me.

Dimensional Twist 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 80 x 60 cm


Multiple processes contributed to the making of this experimental piece. Having undergone a number of processes including drawing, printing, folding, bending, layering and ultimately, photography, it is impossible to discern where one process begins and the other ends.


The work references Rudolf Steiner's proposal that our consciousness may exist in the fifth and sixth dimensions, and to the work of string theorists, who propose the existence of eleven dimensions in our reality.


No digital retouching was used to create this piece. Only minor tonal adjustments were made.

The Thin Veil 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm


In my years of spiritual pursuit, I have heard people describe our existence as being a kind of thinly veiled reality. It has been proposed that our consciousness actually resides somewhere else, and the physical reality we know and exist in is an illusion. A thin veil separates our consciousness from physical reality. I have been trying to pop through this veil for the longest time. If you buy this work - The Thin Veil - I will tell you whether or not I have been successful.

Multiple processes were used to create this image, including screenprinting onto clear plastic sheets, which were then photographed. This image was created without the use of digital retouching and contains minimal digital manipulation that was used to correct colour and tonal qualities only.

Through the Veil 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm


Through The Veil follows on from the previous image and is part of the same series that questions the true nature of our reality.

Me in the other Universe 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm


Me in the other Universe  is the second in a series of images that explore a new theory, just emerged, to explain the mysteries of time. The Mirror Universe theory proposes that the big bang created two universes expanding outwards in opposite directions, sharing the same past but creating two futures. Each universe would exist on either side of the central ‘big bang’ state, and experience time going in opposing directions to the other universe, as each moves farther away from the central state.

The Other Side 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm


The Other Side is part of the 'Veil' series, which consists of two other images titled The Thin Veil and Through The Veil.

The series explores questions about the nature of our reality, and whether the physical world in which we exist and function is in fact just an illustion. In my years of spiritual pursuit, I have heard people describe our existence as being a kind of thinly veiled reality. It has been proposed that our consciousness actually resides somewhere else, separated from our physical reality by a thin veil. If this is the case, it might be possible that psychics and clairvoyants are able to visit the other side now and again.

“Space-time tells matter how to move, and matter tells space-time how to curve”. John A Wheeler, physicist, 1911 - 2008.

Inspired by paper folding techniques that architecture students use to understand space and form, I expand on this by using transparent sheets with a screen printed surface, to create three-dimensional objects, ‘extruding’ the print from its state of flatness. Through the use of photography, light and shadow, the objects are returned to a two-dimensional representation, albeit one that is now quite different to its original

form when it started as a screen-print. In my practice, each stage of the process is an opportunity to develop and evolve the work, and it becomes impossible to discern where one process begins and the other ends. The challenge for the audience is to work out what they actually see, and what they think they are seeing. Perhaps this exercise could be applied to how we view reality.

The work makes references to my own beliefs in the possibility that a thin veil separates our physical reality from actual reality; in the continued existence of consciousness after physical death; and in the presence of a grand intelligence pervading all life in the universe, to which we are all connected.

The Meeting of Souls and Minds 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm


The effects within this experimental artwork were achieved through a number of processes, including drawing, screenprinting, shape forming and photography, and do not involve any digital retouching (only minor tonal adjustments were made). In my practice, each stage of the process is an opportunity to develop and evolve the work, alternating between manipulating the flat two dimensional surface into an three dimensional interpretation, and the subsequent two dimensional expression of this evolution.


This work references my personal beliefs in the continued existence of consciousness after death, where we are at once reunited with, but also remain independent from a grand, all pervading and intelligent Universal consciousness.

My Ghosts 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 80 x 60 cm



Galaxy in my washing machine 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm



Galaxy in my washing machine - Spin Cycle 2015

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas. 60 x 80 cm