My art is playful generally, and there is a huge enjoyment in forms, and painting the thingness of things. I want to follow the forms that come to me and let content emerge through them. I think there is a fundamental relationship between form and feeling and that the artist’s attraction to specific forms belies something else. I’m definitely interested in myths and magic, and this comes into the painting in the sense of the inanimate becoming animate, hovering and writhing on the canvas. The paintings are left somewhere to hang in between a desire to represent, to mimete physical objects, and also to have freedom in painting, a joy in flexibility and movement, unrestrained by reality. I like to make stories about the objects as I paint them. The stories will tend to develop a narrative and I try as much as possible to let that happen freely. Doing the paintings becomes my method of becoming more conscious of the meaning of their content. The objects develop symbolism and narrative, but it is an intuited and personal symbolism.