BA (Hons) Fine Art
We are contained in many ways throughout our lives, contained within our family, our home, our memories and in the façade we present to the world. I am intrigued by our capacity to exist in multiple dissonant states simultaneously, to feel both contained and excluded, at once safe and threatened. For memory to be not just of the past, but also of the present, and of an imagined future. I am also interested in the implications of ageing on our perception of how we are contained in the world, particularly in care settings.
Thinking through making, allowing chance practice to create opportunities for the unknown and unexpected to arise, and socially engaged practice, are the drivers in my work. I work in whatever material I feel drawn to at the time, recently often in bronze and steel, frequently using light and mirrors to expand the work and distort space. I follow where the work and process take me, trusting that in doing so, strands will come together and meaning will emerge.
Winner of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Prize for Sculpture 2022