My work explores the human condition - who we are, how our experiences shape us as individuals and our interaction with the world in which we live.
People’s lived experience is often the catalyst for a body of work, leading me to research wider themes which are in turn developed through making. Materials and process are integral to the meaning of my work - whilst the concept provides a framework, there is a reciprocity with making which helps inform and shape the idea.
I use a diverse range of materials and techniques to give concepts material and form. Porcelain is a recurring element, often playing the central role in combination with metal, thread, rubber, paper and fabric. Finished works are typically an installation or collection of crafted objects.
I see as much value in the creative process as the end result and I’m interested in how creative practice can be applied in fields beyond art itself to prompt discussion and aid communication and understanding of complex issues. Through my work I aim to engage people in topics they otherwise have overlooked, to offer new insights and perhaps challenge the viewer to consider a more empathetic perspective.
Working collaboratively across different professional backgrounds has given me the opportunity to tackle some challenging themes which intersect art and science: ‘Losing One's Sense of Self' was a collaboration with Neuroscientists from King's College London exploring the effect of frontal lobe brain injury on an individual’s identity. ‘On the Mend’ is an exploration of surgical craft through making, reflecting on one craft process through another to offer the viewer a different insight. My current project is a collaboration with Dr Fay Dennis, a Wellcome Research Fellow in Social Science and Bioethics at Goldsmiths University, whose research involves the use of creative methods to enhance understanding of living with drug addiction.