Exhibition dates 28th March- 16th April
My practice is informed by my experiences as Individual, Mother, Wife, Teacher.
These experiences intertwine, overlap, and often create conflict - they form the foundation of my work.
I work with themes around individual, family, relationship, boundary, control, tension, balance, harmony, domesticity,
Technology intrigues me in terms of its impact - on interpersonal relationships with family, friends and strangers -
and on our quality of life.
Snapshots of daily life provide my sources - I use digital and traditional notebooks to make written and
Often I take an image generated in short periods (sometimes seconds) through a different, more time consuming
process, giving it a gravity, not normally conferred on insignificant observations. I like to play with traditional
perceptions of how a process might be used (a quick digital sketch translated into a medieval process:
embroidery, glass or stone). The idea of elevating a mundane image by rendering it in a medium normally reserved
for more weighty subjects appeals to me.
Tactile elements: structure, form, texture, permeate most of my work - a resonance from a sculptural background.
The medium I choose (photography, drawing, embroidery, sculpture, glass, digital) is dictated by the image I work
with. Sometimes I take one image through a variety of processes.
My aim is to isolate specific moments from my own experience and relate them to more universal themes - inviting
the viewer to make a connection to their own life experience.