Through making I explore boundaries between self and the world - opportunities to connect memories, emotions, and everyday happenings through making, story and objects.
Making is more than a process - its about reconnecting with self and slow time. It's about taking time to observe, reflect, discover and play. It's about embracing opportunities to be vulnerable and comfortable with the unknown, to empathise, reconnect and make connections.
Positioned somewhere between object, adornment and the performative I create objects with recycled, repurposed, reused /vintage metal, fabric, fibre, paper, text, photographs and other collected and kept items.
Whether consciously or not, I avoid categorisations offered by title, type and classifications ( that stems from my cultural background /worldview and a kind of collective and learnt memory ). I am neither jeweller nor textile artist... neither illustrator nor weaver nor mixed media artist... these titles mean nothing... but the approaches... the doing ?...
I play and experiment, sometimes I start with a snippet of a conversation, something I've heard or read, something observed in the garden or out in nature, an object that someone has given me, an emotion- everyday happenings. My approach to making encompasses a wide range of techniques and processes including:sculpting, metalwork, sewing, felting, crocheting, weaving, stitching , drawing and performance.
Sometimes the thing that I make turns out to be an object that others can wear and people call it jewellery :) ...but my aim is always about making and connecting through object and story.