I am a conceptual artist who graduated in 2020 with an MA in Fine Art from the University of the Creative Arts. In the same year I was short-listed for the VIA Arts Prize, which has led to me exhibiting regularly in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and throughout the southeast of England and London. Based near Ashford, I have between 2019-23 initiated and facilitated a wide range of exhibitions, workshops and artist’s talks at St Mary's, Sellindge. I am delighted that this experience is now of use in my role as a committee member of Ashford Visual Artists.
I have a diverse and evolving practice, based on the process of wrapping or enfolding an object, alternatively a space or across a surface, as my cathartic method in finding a way through to reach a personal understanding. When one integrates one’s body and mind in an artwork it can lead to a clarity of thought pertaining to today’s complacency with its double standards and loss. To achieve this, I use a range of everyday, single-use and throw-away materials to act for the discarded, overlooked and for the lack of accountability for this waste. Throughout there is a minimal, repetitive and colourful playfulness, which can be accepted on its own merits, but my work also invites you to unravel your own interpretation.
This process is merged into my workshops to allow individuals to participate in a communal exercise that admits them through their movement and body position to experience, confront and negotiate their personal space in an increasingly overcrowded society where consumerism has led to a growing mound of non-recyclable products.
Originally from a corporate design background with a BA in Information and Editorial Design; this ingrained attention to detail, of extracting and reinterpreting the underlying value of a corporation, has now been adapted into my practice.
As a member of the collective, Art for Social Change I have started implementing pop-up site specific installations around Kent in response to the silent but worried voices in society over social and environmental issues.