When I started making these pieces I had no fixed idea only that I wanted a progressive accumulation of marks more akin to automatic drawing. I was aware of one distinction, the interlocking of these continuous tubes or lace-like structures extending out to the edge of the canvas. Not completely covering the whole surface turned the eventual structure into an object hung in space, like some kind of hide.
Once completed I felt like they had an environmental aspect to them – roots, nerves, an arterial expression and reminded me of those maps of the universe or quantum entanglement. I would like to think these organic forms are perhaps a product of something undeniable if you’re an artist alive today, that our conscious and subconscious connection to the planet is paramount. But with other work based on autobiography I believe these came about as nothing more than a meditative exercise, the opposite of remembering.