Scroll down, thread, oil and gesso on photo transfer on paper and wool, 33x 44 cm, 2019, Image credit, Ben Peter CatchpoleTyres, oil and photo transfer on plywood and wool, 33 x 36 cm, 2019, Image credit, Ben Peter CatchpoleA lipstick snake got in the system, acrylic, oil, glue and gesso on digital print on paper, canvas, wood and wool, 80 x 70 cm, 2018, Image credit, Ben Peter CatchpoleYour feet under me, acrylic on wood and wall, dimensions variable, 2013Burnt, digital print on paper, 185 cm x 350 cm, 2008. Image credit: Thierry BalThe dangler, acrylic on aluminium, 358 cm x 195 cm, 2008. Image credit: Thierry BalRight leg Up, oil and acrylic on plexiglass and plywood, 236.2 cm x 81.28 cm, 2008Blob and To disengage, pen, ink, acrylic and wool on plywood and plexi glass, dimensions variable, 2009. Image credit: Thierry BalConstellation with circle, pencil, pen, ink and acrylic on paper and plywood with a metal frame, 261.5 cm x 233.5 cm x 46.3 cm, 2009Wholey Pink and Engulfed with pink, pen, pencil, ink, acrylic and oil on plywood, dimensions variable, 2009. Image credit: David FloresA circle full of arrows, pencil and oil on plywood, 122 cm x 122 cm, 2010A mind held together with orange tape, oil on plywood, 137 cm x 122 cm, 2010Internal switches, oil on digital print on plywood, 122 cm x122cm, 2010. Image credit: David FloresHinged, pen, ink and acrylic on paper and plywood with a metal frame, 102 cm x 152.4 cm, 2009. Image credit: David FloresLose face, pen on digital print on paper,  29.5 cm x 21 cm, 2009, and Metal house, oil on etched steel, 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm, 2009. Image credit: Thierry BalMask, acrylic on digital print on canvas in a metal frame, 42 cm x 29 cm, 2009, Circle necklace, acrylic on MDF, 30 cm x 30 cm, 2009, and red palette, 12 cm x 9 cm, 2008. Image credit: Thierry BalPlug, acrylic on digital print in a metal frame, 42 cm x 29cm, 2009. Image credit: Thierry Bal

I’ve called these mini installations, which vary in scale, my ‘assemblages’. Constituting a number of different pieces, they act as constellations – a number of parts coming together to make up the whole. They began life as a sort of ‘thinking wall’ – a wooden backdrop in my studio against which I could place and hang work to layer and arrange them, something that lends itself easily to my pieces as they often act as standalone works meant to interact with their surroundings. The assemblages, then, are a result of my experiments with layering, architectural structures, dividers and screens – they encompass a narrative, sometimes like the pages of an open book, at other times like a scattering of papers left upon a table. I like that idea that one could play around with them, move the pieces around and create a new narrative each time.

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