My work reflects interactions with people about shared life experiences and journeys. What started as a confessional practice based on how I dealt with a traumatic life event developed into connections with others and their experiences and a new narrative formed. Talking, and learning about people's lives and their need to talk has informed my work and makes it relatable. Common themes that underpin my practice are identity, place and home. The inside, the outside, boundaries and the movement between the two. Playfulness and humour are a coping mechanism and a way of exploring complex, often troubling topics in an accessible way. The Prick and Stitch Alliance residency at Stand Point Gallery, London, was a pivotal moment for my practice as the knitting together, the puncture and the piercing of the body made me realise the connection between our internal and outward bodily disruptions.
Work is currently on show at The War Horse Memorial, Royal Ascot and has been shown at The National Trust, The RSPB, Earley Station, Trowbridge Town Hall and The Crypt Gallery London, and is on permanent display at South Western Rail, The Sculpture Park Farnham and Frimley Park Hospital. I have just completed a permanent installation for SWR at Virginia Water station and have just started a PhD in Fine Art at Reading University.
Editor of Haus-a-rest art platform and zine. www.haus-a-rest.com and curator at @new_haus_gallery
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