Was the move to art from set design a gradual process?
I soon realized that the theater industry was tough to penetrate, so I started styling sets and ended up being a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Lifestyle guru Colin Cowie gave me sound advice: “Choose one direction and make it your passion.” The inner artist in me was ignited, and I began the journey to who I am today.
Your pin art is fascinating. What led you to this specific form?
A simple office Pin Toy was my inspiration. This happy accident led me to experiment with a permanent 3D art piece, creating a sculpture with a sense of permanence using light, shadow, form, brilliance and color.
Have you always been interested in Pop Art?
Yes, it challenges traditional Fine Art by including imagery from popular culture and enables me to be distinctive and express my non-conformity.
Tell us how you use Swarovski crystals.?
Experimenting with crystals allows me to play with emotion and color. I can transform a hard-edged pin and iconic image into something with a life of its own by using light, body, depth and movement. With different stones I can create a radiant look, feel and meaning, each with its own character and energy.
What’s next on your horizon?
My dream is to have a solo exhibition in the iconic city of London, where my journey began.