In my work, I have for many years, been particularly drawn to the random nature of using found objects. I love the unexpected and often random aspects of where the materials might direct me - and the joy is never knowing where that journey will end up.

 

I also have a love of haiku poetry which has inspired me to strive for an economy of means in my work, in the attempt to do the most with the least. My aim is to take often the poorest and simplest  of materials and do something spectacular with them. Creating arenas of activity - Places where the mundane and the ordinary can take on the power to transform.


I am additionally fascinated by the patina these found materials can bring to the pieces and the storytelling possibilities they offer.

                                                                                                        Mark Burrell