My practise incorporates painting, text and performance readings. Placing the individual languages these mediums provoke in dialogue with one another, creating bodies of work that are consciously multi-layered, varied and de-centred in voice. Viewed singularly or as a collection, I always see my work as acting as both a site and a conduit to engage with nature’s nature.
In terms of my paintings, these are typically made on small-scale, shaped, wooden tablets coated in hand-made gesso. They have a haptic quality inspiring touch as much as sight. On them my treatment of image-making is wide-ranging, including sanding, binding, carving and cutting, alongside painting. The different moods these techniques evoke are paired with pigments and dyes often chosen for there material and symbolic connection to nature.