I have always enjoyed engaging in making experimental short films. Much of my work combines nature, music and poetry. I enjoy the performance aspects of this medium and the cross referencing between art and performance.
Avant – guard Surrealist films have inspired me to create experimental pieces that focus on juxtaposing images from nature, ordinary every day objects and events, combining various elements to create sensory and ambiguous narratives.
I have always been very inspired by the Surrealists.
Much of my work takes one idea and focuses on this from new angles, such as my film ‘The Swan’ and my film, ‘Seagulls’ where I emphasise the beauty and strangeness of these beautiful creatures using sound effects to take the work into new trajectories. I was very inspired by the film maker Tarkovsky, to look at ways of combining spiritual elements with our surroundings, creating a sense of mystery and ambiguity.
My film ‘Marilyn’s Grid’ focuses on theatrical and dramatic themes, emphasising drama and suspense. I do enjoy taking one or two objects and seeing how far I can experiment with a minimal amount of props. In this film I use three objects, a magazine, a grid and a piece of paper to express a narrative.
You can view my experimental films on the YouTube links below and on Vimeo
Dark Spell – 2020 – Lockdown Poem
A Drive through Cornwall – 2014
Honeymoon in Monte Carlo -2016
Flowers, Leaves and Thorns, 2015