Ideation

Ideation – the process of creating and communicating new ideas – is a fit title for this work.

Ideation’s genesis arises from my enduring preoccupation with random newspaper images, a daily dietary input to the mentalities of so many modern humans. My practice, whether at home or abroad, has included the collaging and archiving of chosen (random) images on readily transportable A4 sheets – a travelling collation of sorts.

At the conclusion of two exacting years in which I carved 20 polychrome figures for the exhibition : Fellow Humans, which comprised recognisable figures of family,friends and colleagues, I turned playfully, to my expansive collage collection, as the material for, I knew not what.

Gradually those assorted images of global dimension, began to inhabit what was shaping up to be a human head. Ideation painstakingly emerged from the fusion of multitudinous images such as shape the world view of so many humans in our time.