‘Without light there is nothing , no colour, shape or form to behold. I like to imagine the drilling process as the slow breaking down of a wall or barrier to let the light come out. That light is the material which can be manipulated to create beauty and life in art.
When you look at light through one small hole it becomes something you can draw with, one hole at a time! The real art I believe, is in controlling the way that the light is seen by how you drill the holes. So for example, by drilling a dense area of 1mm holes in a board, then changing the angle of drilling slightly, you create a different shade. When someone looks at my art, the whole thing moves with the viewer, moving waves of light defined with the drill. Varying the angle, size and spacing of the holes gives the variety or palette to work with. It is all light, shade and solid
"I have been an artist and maker all my life. I have never been comfortable following standard ways in any aspect of life, a constant frustration at my inability to define the creative spirit I have, led me to the place where this work begins and I felt a deep satisfaction when I ‘found’ the technique of Drillwork, something I have invented and developed over the past two decades".