The Rhizome , Philosophical concept by Giles Deleuze and Felix Gualtan:
"A Rhizome has no beginning or end, and is always in the middle. It resists Organization. "
I am a dual heritage artist exploring place and identity. I Through the use of appropriation of historical archive, anthropology (particularly of oriental religions) , and family portraits, I distort the identity of people to take on different forms. This is done through paint and collage. The surface i work upon play an important part in the work, choosing old salvaged boards to paint upon, or disrupting the surface to take on a new form , for example rusting steel. This is to emphasize my interests in objects having a purpose , then taking on a new one, or our actions having a reaction. I question our place on the earth, our relationship with ourselves and others through heritage, traditions and lifestyle.