In my practice, I use a range of media from large-scale oil paintings and two-dimensional works in cast glass to etchings and sculpture. I draw on Eastern philosophies and New Materialist theories, both of which emphasise the fluid and interdependent connections between humans, material and the planet.
I use materials with an openness to processes of change and chance. In turn I have found lived experiences of Eastern philosophies such as Tantra’s feminine perspective feed into the materials’ inner make-up through journeys of production. These influences and impressions contribute to the visual and physical qualities of the work revealing levels of buoyancy, transparency, elasticity and motion. Similarly, the theorist Jane Bennett suggests that humans possess the capacity to witness the 'ruckus of things'. This heightened perception can sense forms of intelligence in other entities and systems such as fine-water spray and discarded trash. I harness this receptivity with the aim of making work with a less human-centred emphasis.
I aim to highlight ideas of boundaries and control within the materials’ relationships. with an intention to make works that draw attention to the vital materiality present in reality which we have little control over, but are wholly part of.