Mars's landscape of undergarments and smoke ring snapshots are full of teenage angst and contradictions as well as aesthetic. I also get a feeling that they are a kind of code, or at least capable of subliminal messaging. Why do brassieres and girdles make me want to climb a mountain, perhaps its the sundown stamp. For me the sublime contradiction of hemming in a body and blowing smoke rings with a mop of wonderful untamed hair, at a jaunty angle, fits perfectly.
I'm an artist-educator who uses imagery in all that I do, from painting, drawing, print-making and mail art to reflective journals around action research in schools. I believe in creating learning environments that are democratic, and collaborative where we are honest, open and caring.