The artist’s first one-man show at Chapter Arts Centre in 1997, Cardiff. These works were the first explorations of the use of light as a creative medium in the transformation of the everyday. In Shoal, hundreds of teaspoons swim across the wall, illuminated by a projection which superimposes same size images of yet more teaspoons. The real and the depicted become blurred as they mingle in the same image. Object at Ease reveals four faint pools of light on the floor, slowly moving. A heavy table is suspended by a single steel wire, the only light source being inside the table legs. We know a table is there but its movement and invisibility makes us wonder what is still and what is moving.
Small Things Considered is a collection of found plastic objects that are illuminated from within. They are all different but their placement in a grid makes us see them as similar until we get closer. Eat My Words is a series of light boxes recessed into the gallery wall. The spoons are silhouetted against the light whilst spelling out emotive phrases with lettering cut very precisely from the bowl of the spoon.