Statement

I use materiality to convey sensuality; exploring how nuances of material touch can alter perception and act as a point of exchange between artist and viewer. My practice is driven by a fascination with the unpredictable and ephemeral nature of physical sensation. I explore these ideas by removing the boundaries between sculpture, painting, fibre arts and printmaking, in order to offer different perspectives on an experience.

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I fold, paint, draw, sculpt, sew and print onto soft surfaces; focusing on how touch and everyday physical actions can be embodied through three-dimensional forms. I am mesmerised by the ability of materials to shift between the visual, the sensory, and the physical ‘stuff’ they are made of. I am especially attracted to the accessible and malleable language of textiles, and their ability to act as a relic for fleeting actions. Additionally, I am captivated by the visceral nature of colour and its chameleon ability to embed itself into any material situation. My approach in the studio is playful, direct, and open-minded; continually propelled by a curiosity about materials and the ways in which they combine to become more than the sum of their parts.

 

 

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