"I often dream of myself mining; like mining any truly creative journey involves an act of faith - and a moment of madness - compelling us to reach beyond that which is known." After graduating with an MFA from Newcastle University in 2002, I lived and worked in the NE of England undertaking residencies and commissions. In 2007 following a 6-month residency in Berlin, I relocated to London. My work develops from a site or community, using installation, photography, video, performance and writing. I have set up 2 artists networking groups - newcastleGRAFT and ESAB (Berlin) with over 200 members.