Artist Statement

My work is influenced by both my immediate environment and current events – both personal and environmental. My experience as a socially engaged artist means that I continually look for a connection with people and place in my work.

 

My practice investigates humans’ connection with nature through socially engaged practice, including participation and intervention. Dialogue, interaction and knowledge exchange are integral elements to my process and I often collaborate with existing communities of interest to create site specific work.

 

The fine art strand of my practice explores the underlying geometries and patterns found that connect humans with the both physical world and other species. This is done using mixed media to include sculpture, drawing, digital tools and installation.

 

An ongoing concern in my work is the perception of clay and ceramic as a material and how its properties can be exploited within contemporary art practice.