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 juggledAt 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 

muddy colours. 

 

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.