What was the inspiration behind the piece(s) in not just a shop?
The work has been made in response to negativity and uncertainty within contemporary society. Instead of signage which is designed to tactically advertise, propagate, patronize or instruct; it has been made in search for purity, spirituality and as a rejection of cynicism. Offering a recollection of elation. The work exists as an extension of the conscious mind. An intimate conversation with the self.
Who has influenced your work the most?
I’m increasingly influenced by music; artists like Nick Cave, John Lennon and Pink Floyd. They all seem to have a unique way of blending the elements to create total mastery. Also stage magic, particularly the book ‘Hiding the elephant’ by Jim Steinmeyer which sheds light on the techniques, mechanisms and inventions behind the golden era of magic. In terms of visual artists, I’ve always admired Marcel Duchamp‘s genius and I love a bit of William Kentridge.