After returning from 6 months in Japan I put together a collection of work for an exhibition based on my experiences of living there.

The work is based around isolation and the boxes we trap ourselves in. Through the contracts we sign, the media we surround ourselves in and the people we choose to listen to.

But I wanted them to be hopeful paintings. There’s too much negative and angry artwork out there. I wanted to give people hope, I wanted to give myself hope and say:

“you’re not trapped, you are not a box.”

Everyone has their own hopes and dreams. Go grab yours, it’s there.