The paintings in Larger Variations explore this idea by focusing on historical events, exploring how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the course of time. The works challenge the binaries we continually reconstruct between self and other, between our own cannibal and civilised selves. The works question the accepted norm that anonymous social, political, and economic forces are the driving factors behind events of the past. They present an alternate view, that individuals, acting alone or together, alter the course of time. Without them, human history would be shockingly unfamiliar.
Other kinds of variations are at play in the ceramic works, which derive from the research of metamorphism and it's driving forceschanges in temperature, pressure, and composition of the environment or strong deformation. These changes cause recrystallisation in the solid state as the rock moves back toward equilibrium with its new environment. These ideas are applied to create experimental ceramic works, using man made and natural materials including recycled granite, clay, steel and glass, which all have different melting points due to their composition.
This non-linear ceramic process allows chaos and abstraction to emerge through the breakdown and reformation of atoms at different temperatures, chaos of the atomic kind to mirror chaos of the human kind.