Pursuing my subject matter through the eyes of an ethnologist and with the enthusiasm of a child at play, I draw strength from the Arte Povera movement, indulging in the poverty of my materials, recycling common household objects into totemistic costume, sculpture and installation. Wriggling inside my more hominine sculptures I perform awkward theatrics, often recorded to produce moving images that resemble uncanny anthropological footage. Recently I have been exploring the potential of using mythical creatures as a social barometer for understanding the roles women have been historically assigned. Researching shape shifters and skin walkers I’ve discovered an uncanny alignment between the characters that haunted rural villages and the attributes assigned to the female body.
Through my work I seek to revive a feminine cultural principle in a world that has been centred on masculine ideals of the functional and the matter-of-fact, a environment that’s left little space for the unknown, the imagined and mythical archetypes.