My approach to my art is underpinned by three main points of interest; living a healthy life, spirituality and a moral obligation to leave the planet a good place for our children.
The natural order of things, the cycles of life are my subject matter and I examine nature at the microscopic level, through the lens of personal experience. In recent years I have found myself returning to my roots in sewing and crafting to express my life experiences, adopting thread as a metaphor for life’s journey and the form of the cell as metaphor for life.
Working with a range of media, from fibre, photography, printmaking and paint but predominately with paper and recycled materials, I use traditional handcrafting techniques of felting, stitching, spinning, knitting, weaving and papermaking. The element of time is central to my work. Using repetitive processes and patterns creates space that can help change my relationship to time, allowing me to slow down and focus on the present.
More detailed information on my conceptual approach to subject matter can be found in the “work” section of my website.