ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I work through materials to get to a space of power.

 

My practice appropriates the aesthetics of rituals and mythologies to create objects and encounters. They manifest as frames that open to psychological and spiritual spaces: allegorical portals, destroyed mirrors, protection blankets… I want to evoke a feeling of fugitivity, a sense of fleeing, chaos and contradiction. To me, the objects are weapons or coping mechanisms, their surfaces suggest the promise of a space to escape into.

 

My work is informed by the socio-cultural significance of materials and the language of abstraction. By employing techniques of distress, dyeing and patchwork, it is my way of recharging an aesthetics associated with disempowerment and failure. I believe that this reparative process has transformative potential; and that these objects will then take on a form that is defiant and resistant.