Over the Summer I rented a studio in Bermondsey. Time and space to see how all the preceding years' research had
manifested in my practice. I spread out, went barefoot and made one hell of a mess - in heaven and truly feral for seven weeks!
I saw two significant exhibitions over the summer. Michael
Borreman's Black Mould at David Zwirner, where his dimly lit and black-clad macabre characters jostled, danced, posed and fire juggled. At the Hus Gallery, Johan Van Mullem's Fiat Lux, depicted largescale portraits of barely there faces, mulching,
dissolving and almost moving like a mass of earthworms in
Collage was and is a way of getting my juices going. I made strange 3D dead-looking things and I painted watery faces.
Appropriating from myself by painting from the dead objects, I created ink drawings with new depths and abstraction and found an interest in the fight that arose when I hung 3D in front of 2D. My fantastically feral summer resulted in a solo exhibition called Wildwood & Weirdos.