My work embodies a woman's experience and investigates the pivotal role of creativity in surviving the everyday. I use the minutiae of life’s remnants to express deeply held emotion, attempting to convert anger and grief into cathartic release. I hope to encourage and inspire connectivity between people and provide a way to identify, and make explicit, experiences that are difficult to articulate.
I use the biological and metaphorical process of metamorphosis to excavate constructs such as rationality and individuality. I am interested in the manner our bodies carry the pain and joy of our lives and see the body as a representation of experience.
I work collaboratively, aiming to honour the emotion and wisdom behind the narratives that I collect, and look for ways to involve the viewer as a deepening of this collaborative experience. I unpick the stories I am given to celebrate the power of narrative and its role in forming understanding, to reflect, and undermine, the ideas, assumptions and symbolism that is associated with a woman's life.