Artist Statement

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Ever since I can remember I have always had a fascination with stadiums. As a child I would draw them and create my own for Subbutteo. I would fashion arenas out of materials that I found around the house and always try and make each one better than the last. Over the years these have developed from basic creations to fully detailed interpretations.

I focus on making my models life-like and, as a result, the viewer can't help but engage with the piece. Choosing the right materials is important, but it is also a process of observation and investigation of how the original building changes with nature and how to replicate it. I study the way light subtly lands on a surface, for instance, and creates highlights and shade.

Each model is a totally new challenge and they are all approached in the same way, as a piece of art. My focus to detail has got to be meticulous, there is so much going on, it has to make sense to the eye. My work is full of imperfections but free of inaccuracies.

My expectations are to build the best model stadiums and to recreate an art structure that is as close as possible to the real thing: real enough to take your breath away.

I love building these models and its something I have an innate desire to do.