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.
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.
Achievements & Experience
MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, UWE Bristol, 2020
Diploma in Art and Design - Stroud College 2013 (Distinction)