My work is concerned with architectural forms, archaeology, fragments and the building of archives and collections in the context of urban environment. These concerns allude to the physical, intellectual and poetic structures we build in order to give shape to our lives. Like archaeology, the analysis of the layers and their contents allow us to make connections and reconfigure disparate fragments to tell new stories. These narratives are realised in drawing, photography and cast concrete constructions.
A major aspect of my practice is that of collaboration, from working with artists that are known to me through to collaborating with artists in an international context, also with writers, designers, curators, individuals from a wide range of scientific, cultural and academic specialist professions. This process explores aspects of contemporary art practice in relation to the role of the artist as author, advocate and editor.
Recent collaborative projects include Locus of the City with Karen Forbes, focusing upon Edinburgh's Grassmarket and its historical, political, social and topographical characteristics. I am also interested in the ideas relating to constructed narratives gathered through travel and have recently been involved in the design and authorship of an artists book "FlatPack" which has been a collaboration between three artists a writer and designer.