BA (Hons) Textile Design
I am a fibre artist and illustrator with a specialism in creating sculptural knitted garments. My work explores the relationship between the body and space, drawing on the themes I researched in my dissertation: “Second Skins: To what extent can homes exist as an extension of the body and what does this mean for future design?”. My graduate collection “Breathe In” shows the potential effects of climate change and pollution on the body through wearable, respiratory systems. It contrasts this concept with traditional knit and craft techniques to create a sense of unnerving domesticity.
My illustrative work is mainly about the natural world and has been led by my volunteering with Norfolk, Essex, and Kent Wildlife Trusts. Bright colours, block shapes, and meandering lines characterise my multi-disciplinary practice and there is a strong symbiosis between my drawn and sculpted pieces, as one constantly informs the other.