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I work with wood, predominantly found on local beaches and marshland.  I use other materials such as plastics and metal. My wall-based reliefs are abstract in appearance and often boxy and angular in design.  They are loosely based around my architecturally-inspired drawings.  I like the shape and condition when it comes to composition..  Other characteristics of the materials play a significant part in my direction. Though there is an architectural link with my methodical working technique, there is limited planning prior to constructing a piece, which I go about in quite an abstract manner. Paint and other artistic mediums are applied to select areas of the work, with coverage varying from piece to piece. The nature of the materials determine the colour palette to build a theme and achieve a balance or even intentional clash of man-made and natural.