If there is a viewpoint that I am called to explore, time and time again, it is ‘The Heart of the Matter.’ As a perspective it allows one to go beyond the literal view of the world, to see its symbolic nature. To find the inner truth behind the veils of literal perception.
In practical terms, ‘The Heart of the Matter,' is an exploration of the materials I work with. Understanding their qualities and nature.
Philosophically, ‘The Heart of the Matter,' is an exploration of everything. Who are we, where do we come from? What is our purpose? Why are we here? What is our weakness, what is our strength? Where do we meet, where do we separate?
A common symbol found in my work is the cross. The heart of the matter is known as ‘the crux,' a latin word meaning ‘the cross.’ The crux is the decisive or most important point. It is where two opposing forces cross and meet, providing a completely new and unique perspective.
Centred on the heart of the matter we can explore our relationship to ourselves and the world around us.