Are you ready?
Every time I take on a project, there are a number of different stages I have to go through. First, I need to introduce myself to the community. It is important that they don’t see me as an outsider. Before I start, I make sure I learn as much about a place as possible and so, when I meet the people there, I have some level of understanding. After making initial contact, I also try to show people that whilst I am there, I plan to be part of the society and that the artwork I make is relevant and meaningful to them. Art, for me is a human experience. It has the power to connect and unite and when I make an artwork, I leave it behind to live beyond me and take with me the memories of getting to know the people and the place.