Can I See Them? - Found 1970's NHS hospital trolley, artist's 'Tiny Tears' doll, plastic waste bags, plastic food bag sealer, silicone, micro plastics collected on walk
Needs Mending (Titivation - Perfectly Imperfect) - Found English rose jug, glue, gold mica powder, crumbled digestive biscuits
Sliced - Found blonde Barbie doll, donated meat slicer
Imaginative play with cotton reels and dressmaking pins under my grandmother’s sewing machine as a child, informed my storytelling practice from an early age. I grew up in London, an only child, surrounded by couture bricolage.
Now based Leicestershire, I play with narrative, storytelling within my practice, layering sculptural forms with memories. Pieces embrace my lifelong love of foraging, birdlike for the found objects. I have a deep-rooted fascination with the energy contained in previously handled and worn materials. This is explored through an inner stillness, where I hold, feel and listen to the materials, creating new forms.
A mother and grandmother, being a woman and more importantly, feeling it, centres me. Currently, my thoughts and hands are pondering the menopause, reflecting on the birth of my children and imaging how this might be for future generations.
Being of a certain age, in the ‘grey zone’ of being unseen, offers me the opportunity to absorb, tell stories, perform and create with the freedom and self-confidence, that comes from life experience.
I have a BA (HONS) First Class in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University, where I am studying for an MFA and I am a member of Two Queens, Leicester.
Wrapped Up in You
Dr Doctor, thank you for seeing this 37 year old lady . . .
For Fear of Litigation
Making Potions 1970 v 2050
Keeping a Lid on it
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (La Roya)