did you always know you were going to be a creator?
i sure did. as a kid it was a safe place to hide - in my fantasy world of drawing and making… it was a language i felt comfortable with, something that came naturally.
you’ve often cited your culture as an artistic influence - can you tell us a bit about how this shapes your work?
the bold geometric patterns within tribal, primitive art really resonate with me. it’s humanity and nature, stripped back. i love the simplicity of it.
how do you think your aesthetic has evolved over the years? do you think you’ve mastered your signature style or is there always room for reinvention?
i’m constantly trying to evolve. i think you have a responsibility as an artist to be progressively pushing boundaries and developing both your practice and your style.
i personally don’t want to be pigeon-holed as an artist who only works with angles and steel… hence, i’m always up for a collaboration.
how did you go about getting your artworks noticed in a commercial sense? was this always a goal for you?
to be honest, i just love making. it’s this ongoing problem-solving thought process. the fact that i’m able to monetise it is a bonus… it’s a privilege to be able to do what i do.
as far as getting my works noticed, it would be a combination of really hard consistent work and being aware of an ever-growing network of contacts and friends.
what’s your preferred medium to work with?
i love steel, it’s a very forgiving material. i assemble, so it’s cut, weld and grind. if i make a mistake… i cut it off and do it again.