The conceptual element in John's work is really important , it helps him understand what it is he's trying to portray and how.
Developing each work this way ensures his ideas are paramount with the form and physical characters being fine tuned later. Humanity, race, destruction and how he fits inside these things strongly influence his thoughts. John likes to work alone, self absorbed and honest to his ideas and their place.
John says of his work:
'As I age, I find more reverence in researching the concept, trying to ensure my message has a clear conscience. I want conversation both inside and outside the work, a piece that creates interest on a deeper level.
Art gifts me the opportunity to explore my character physically and mentally. It is my platform to voice a personal protest. I try to associate the viewer through these measures hoping to bring us all to the same place, or at least a start point.'
Objects of a found nature attract John greatly. To return something discarded, (once loved and now unwanted) back to beauty encapsulates the full power of art. He finds the re-use of these discarded materials makes him think harder and more emotionally when he tries to reconstruct it.
John also believes it is also his obligation to our planet to try and re-use the cast away.
John Shewry - Short Artist Film