My work is concerned with drawing attention to things not usually considered typical art subjects. I am drawn to objects or places that have pattern or beauty because of functional design as opposed to any deliberate aesthetic choice. Recently, much of my work has focussed on recording local scenes in a state of neglect or disrepair. I am interested in buildings or sites once vital to their locality are reclaimed by nature once they have outlived their purpose. These subjects often become monuments to the past once their usefulness is removed and in this way are closer to monumental sculpture than anything else. Among many others my influences include the painters Edward Hopper, Gerhard Richter and George Shaw and photographers Edward Burtynsky and Thomas Demand.