BA (Hons) Fine Art
Drawing upon an eclectic range of materials and techniques, including print, sculpture and painting, Katherine’s practice has explored the standardised, geometric shape and form of prescribed pharmaceutical packaging (boxes and pill trays), which in her artworks take on metaphorical significance by transforming into visual form the repetitive rituals and routines adopted in order to combat her daughter’s skin condition. Onlookers are invited to question the manner in which medicines are prescribed and draw upon individual experiences so as to acquire a broader awareness of the difficulties that can be faced when seeking medical treatment.
More recently, the focus of her artwork has shifted from individual treatment to post-partum physical and mental health particularly concerning the social and cultural pressure and struggles to breast feed. The purpose of her chosen subject is to communicate the struggles of personal healthcare and highlight the primitive struggle of daily survival.