My work explores the themes of narrative, value and materiality through a variety of outcomes. Historical references are strongly embedded in my practice and are often playfully juxtaposed with contemporary observations. This results as a reapportioning of history allowing for a social commentary of contemporary life.
The motivation behind my practice can be summed up as:
I Invest, I Invent, You Invest.
I see myself as a stakeholder, taking an interest in various historical, cultural and social issues. Through making I hope to transfer the role of the stakeholder to the audience making them realise, question and engage in those issues too.
Researching topics and uncovering information is what drives my practice within the context of applied arts where I continue to use my training as a jeweller alongside mixed media and textiles techniques. My career within art and design education works alongside my practice and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and abilities to enrich lives of others.