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"We're really portraying the journey of a person in relation to nature as to the self" - defining how humanity perceive, challenge, interact and relate to nature, and how we ha e a natural reaction to protect it but this is in addition to our overpowering desire to alter it and the inevitability of damage, ware and decay occurring. Finding a balance between both the destruction and protection. Abstraction is also a major element, questioning what you believe is real or not real through the means of distortion, challenging whether what we see is true or false, being able to join the two together. I continually consider producing visually charming creations by establishing a harmony between mundane objects/elements of nature and something appealing and seductive, playing on the aesthetic value of the overlooked. The masculinity of abstract expressionism is also a key area of influence in my practice, the breakdown of what makes an expression, action, mark or material masculine and aiming to achieve a balance with the femininity of nature.