My artwork in essence is vibrant colours mixed with happiness and ecstasy in the cauldron of insanity, I add a lot of personality to my work, this includes giving it a name and maybe a face/body structure. I'd like to view my work as cheery, able to make someone's day happier, if I can make someone smile when they look at my work - my task is complete. My pieces can also have a horrifying aspect to them, this can include stitches sewing pieces together, sharp pointed teeth and general inhuman appearances but yet, these pieces are still smiling.
I like to incorporate black, creating boldness and strong contrast to my work; enhancing the bright colours, making them more vibrant in comparison. Perfect examples of this are my "Smiley" creations which are basically caricatures of people, they represent their personality and what makes them that person such as hobbies and life styles, all into one character.
I like to apply this kind of style to all my work, keeping them all dissimilar and unique, making each piece have its own aura about it.
I use various materials in my practice to create many kinds of different structures and pieces, from sewing teddy bears together to sticking tooth picks into sponges - these creations will more than likely end up as characters.
I find giving a piece a name and personality works really well with art and the outcomes are very interesting, my practice usually revolves around naming and giving the piece a background history and personality, this allows the observer to relate to the piece as another being rather than an autonomous structure or flat piece.
I am inspired by the culture, appearance, folklore and general land of Japan, I dream of having my characters and stories in their own anime's and manga's one day. The folklore in Japan fascinates me the most as I find it amusing that some of these mythological creatures exist for instance - The Karakasa, this creature is a haunted one eyed umbrella which only lives to give people little frights by jumping out of umbrella stands then hopping away on its one leg stand. It's fantastic. The thought that this famous Japanese creature was thought up by someone and is believed to be real by many, makes me giggle and yet fills me with wonder and inspiration every time.