Much of my art comes from an affinity with raw organic materials found in the natural world, and the intuitive process of making. I pick up a leaf, a twig, a thorn, a stone - and each presents me with a characteristic, a potential personality, an attitude, an emotion. I read a language in its stance, the angles of the twigs and leaves. Together they create a visual conversation, a narrative. This resulted in these leaf, twig and paper structures which collectively represent shelter, community and security. We have so much need for this in our current world.<br
/> My creations in print, 3D and paper cuts are usually representational, concentrated on form and pattern often inspired by the environment of my North Devon home. I love to draw by cutting, stitching and making - transforming simple materials into 3D forms and narratives.