Hello there. I'm not sure exactly when I got into doing this particular work, but I think it all began during my childhood. I grew up in the 1980s, a time when everything was becoming 'High-tech'. I liked to read science fiction, as well as watch science-fiction films and television programmes, so I guess you could say I was a typical 'Nerd'. I also became fascinated with anything technical or mechanical, even to the point where I would take apart machines or devices if they stopped working...much to my Parent's annoyance!
When I left school I served an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering before moving on to do other manufacturing jobs. It was that work that gave me more of an appreciation for those things that I would take apart in my youth. In fact it wasn't until fairly recently when I looked at those electronic parts and considered them to be like works of art, not visible in their everyday use. I looked at a circuit board that was taken from a broken DVD player that I had salvaged and I thought to myself that I could frame that...so I did!
It was only in the past few years that I started looking at myself as a person and wondered where I fitted in this society. My marriage had broken down and I was close to financial ruin because of it. I was generally unhappy with where I was going with my life, even though I had been trying to make something of it. (It all had an adverse affect on my mental health as well) I looked back at my youth - as I still often do - and realised that I could be something like that 'High-tech nerd' that I used to be! Looking deeper into things I also realised that I could identify myself as a Cyberpunk. From that moment on, all those those aspects of my life seemed to slot into place.
When my personal finances were back to a more manageable level I decided to take those aspects of my life one stage further: In April 2018 I set up a business venture - Future-Urban Industrial - after becoming interested in upcycling and the trend for modern industrial design, realising that it all fitted in with my interests. I could salvage and upcycle anything with a cyberpunk and modern industrial look, and have been experimenting with many designs ranging from jewellery to furniture. I have also been producing what you see here, which I like to call my 'Cyberpunk art'.
If you like my work and would like to find out more, feel free to contact me through my various contact details.