What inspires you?
Being able to manipulate and play with language and history. The possibilities for re-imagining and re-contextualising are endless.
Your work is very visibly handmade. What’s your relationship with technology in making work?
I like to start each project or idea with a non-digital brush or a pencil – everything else takes more consideration and thought, as though they have to break through the annoying jelly layer of self-consciousness before they get to the paper, which makes the process much less fluid. But there’s no ignoring how helpful technology can be. I do all my thinking and making by hand, but since almost everything goes digital at some point these days in terms of going to print, I have no problem scanning what I handmake and messing around with it. I’ll often alter colours, compositions and sizes in Photoshop until everything works together perfectly. Technology allows for a level of perfection that would otherwise take much more time than I have. Freedom is working by hand at the beginning and digitally to finish.