He creates assemblages that take on an analogue transmutation, often referencing digital techniques, achieving a slippage between what we see and what is actually there. This action of change ranges from: decorative painting techniques (eg. painted faux marble), the use of Fablon, a sticky-back vinyl, photographic prints, and packing materials. These common materials and drab fabrics, often employed as a background or as a stage upon which to position assemblages, result from playful experimentations of placing objects together that seem uncommon or unrelated. Combining faux matter with the real to achieve a disjunction between the two, Bartle-Sanderson eliminates the conventional hierarchy materials are usually given. Combining objects and images that have been found or painstakingly handcrafted, he challenges our perception of the everyday whilst striking a balance between the surreal and the real.