My practice is focussed on collaborating with the past: with those that have been forgotten or that which is wild or lost.
I have always been drawn to remote and wild places, places that feel both past and present; unanchored in time. These other places are liminal in nature, where we have the chance to explore the “wild us”. Inspiration for my work comes from the past in the form of myth and archetype. I am currently working with ancient inks and old photographic collections. I see my work as a collaboration with the past.
My practice begins with drawing, informing the printing process. This is combined with an experimental approach to relief printmaking, specialising in woodblock. I incorporate drawn elements, intuitive mark making and found materials. Traditional Japanese woodblock techniques have been a major influence, which has led me to print.