I write not out of a desire to tell stories, but a need to understand what it means to be alive. Through writing, art and photography I explore what it means to be human through the themes of love, loneliness, connection, hope and the individual. I believe creativity is at its most beautiful when it challenges; my aim is that my writing and art causes the reader/viewer to pause, reflect and feel.

I am interested in if and when do we awake to our life, to a sense this is it and to living in the moment. I am curious to why for so many of those moments we are not authentic, instead we live hidden behind masks and afraid to be who we are; ruled by external messages, expectations and demands on us, rather than guided by our sense of self and the present.

My creative expression arises from the hope that by engaging authentically with ourselves and others we stop fearing difference, embrace our own individualism and enjoy this collective individualism. The rest is up to each of us.

If you like to say hello you can contact me by email or at @decodingstatic.

A note on reviews and interviews. My book and music reviews are not traditional reviews they are my head and heart response to the writing or music. The feedback from the writers and musicians is they like them, so if this sounds like your type of review you are welcome to get in touch. Regarding interviews, due to time constraints I am currently not offering interviews. The interviews on the blog are historical.