“My very first recollections of art making is from an early age. By the time I entered art school I had become totally obsessed with the art making process and now it’s something I can’t live without. Making art is the way I process the world. I think of my subjects as vessels for experimentation with different materials. When I start out I have memories in my mind to work from, but I focus on how I can manipulate these “Mental Images” with materials in interesting ways.
I’m interested in forming relationships with materials, constructing, sculpting and transforming. My work is often layered and sculptural with images cut out, burnt and attached in front or behind different motifs and materials. The theme or idea of layers is reoccurring throughout my work – this suggests multiple narratives and allows many portals into or out of the works.” Wayde Owen 2020