[Artist, b. 1956, Cheshire, England, lives in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.]
Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.
If I had to describe my work in one word, that word would be time.
Each work grows, stays, decays—integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its height, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit.