Artist Statement

Granite, Copper Letters, 200x120x4cm, 2015

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.