Artist Statement

Granite, Copper Letters, 200x120x4cm, 2015


This is my artist statement. Further one reads through the text, letters slowly start to disappear. This piece belongs to the Stolen Property Bureau, a group of works that deals with stolen/dislodged bronze/copper sculptures within public space. Each piece tells its story which forms a narrative. Stolen Property Bureau uses (recent) history and biographic narratives of the sculptor to interweave multiple strands of narration and shifting viewpoints of interpretation which develop over time. I am interested in how these monuments are (re)interpreted in changing contexts; how they are presented, what use is made of them and the narrative they tell.