You have an interesting process with your art, a lot of layering and intricate details, what led you to this body of work.
I’ve always loved super detailed and intricate art. It probably came from art originally being a really therapeutic hobby for me as a child. But throughout my fine art studies I was introduced to screen printing which I loved! I loved being able to work gradually towards a final outcome, through a layering process. Then later down the track I was introduced to a vinyl cutter and a process of working that many signage companies use, through a workshop at uni. I remember thinking in this class “this would be a sick way to create intricate stencils, why is no one jumping on this lol” So I reached out to the man who led the workshop. Explained to him my ideas and with his incredible support, I developed my own way of working. Shout out to Peter Gibson Smith, my practice wouldn’t exist without his relentless support over the years.
I love that process, and I love that you were able to see something beyond the process. I don’t think we show enough love to those that master their crafts and pass that knowledge on, so here’s to all the teachers, tutors, masters and pioneers.
Your works scream process, and I imagine they take some time, based on how intricate they are, how long do they take?
Every painting I make is a really labour intensive and time consuming process. Depending on the size and detail, one painting can take anywhere between 3 weeks to 3 months. The process of working with detailed stencils is quite finicky, but it’s also so satisfying once it’s complete! I have a bit of OCD in terms of my process of working and the standard I hold myself and my work to. So I think that definitely plays a part in the amount of time each piece takes to create.
It kinda hurts my brain thinking about it, but it really is evident in your work that such care and precision is taken.