Much of the work in this exhibition is inspired by the challenges that fish species encounter as they migrate to spawn, as well as animals that depend on their survival. The animals and figures in this exhibition are given a metaphorical capacity to demolish obstacles in the way of migrating fish.
Folk art provided a heavy influence for me when making the work in this show. While carving the relief of these works, I was thinking of translating the type of mark-making you might see applied to animals in folk-art illustrations. Anthropomorphism is another queue that I took from the folklore images I have encountered. They are more relatable for me that way: confrontational and with more capacity.