I was trained in fine art textiles but am now more likely to be found with a hammer as well as needles, having moved into the realms of sculpture. My work is very process driven with the act of making taking centre stage. I use stitch and thread alongside less conventional materials like roofing slates and cheese graters to create pieces which essentially explore aspects of human nature.
I recently completed an alternative education MA which allowed me to explore the representation of Epigenetics through deconstructed stitch and plaster blocks, hinting at how the history of our ancestors invisibly shapes our future.
For Power of Stitch I am looking at the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), from WW1 on future generations, by exploring epigenetic inheritance.
I have studied human DNA and how it can be manipulated and interrupted by each person’s life chances.
I use plastic, metal and thread to highlight the perfection of humanity in conjunction with the man-made world with which it interacts.