I have worked in screen-printing, graphic design and sign painting in the past, which lead me to the kind of work I do now – repurposing old road signs. The idea is to take those signs that have been cast aside and give them new life that is whimsical or may make a statement. They are still recognizable, but different.
For me, making art is just a way of wanting other people to be excited by the same kinds of concepts that emerges from what I see around me. I am really inspired by line and form, light and colour. You see that all around in the north. Water means a lot to me and I think the idea of flow and line comes from water and waves.
I like using reflective sheet tape in way that I can realize from a quick sketch. It is sort of instant gratification in a way. I think my art is unique because it is something familiar that has changed a little showing there is a world of opportunity and imagination in common things. I have done residential shows outside where people can drive by and see the signs with the reflections and colours so vivid they pop out. They are drawn to it and connect with something in it – which means a lot to me.