For a couple of years during university, i was addicted to tearing paper fliers until they were completely torn up into spirals, but still in one piece. This work formed the basis of my degree show – a floor filled with undulating piles of torn coloured paper. There were many fascinating aspects to this work, on both a creative and psychological level, but what appealed to me most was that viewers couldn’t work out what exactly they were looking at. When the viewer saw me in action tearing a single flier, rythmically and on autopilot, came the realisation that this vast sea of colour was created by hand, and the timescale of the project became apparent.
These close up photos were taken by my friend Martin Gallagher in 2013, for an exhibition in London. They are available as made to order size A0 prints on Acrylic, with a floating frame. £500