Statement

Underlying my practise is an examination of the self and memory, as well as a desire to reconnect with and validate past experiences. I am influenced by the personally specific, self-expressionistic work of those who have drawn on their past experiences in order to both express and understand themselves more fully. 

I gravitate towards materials, textures and colour that resonate with memory and association.

In terms of process I use traditional craft techniques such as sewing, embroidery and papier mâché to re-contextualise personal memories. These techniques have 'women's work' connotations and have been used for centuries by women, quietly, meditatively and often privately, primarily to mend and repair.

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