Based on the concept of refuge, ideas explore the 'outer skin' that protects and shields. The type of refuge we inhabit comes to inhabit us...inspiration comes from a sense of wandering and insecurity. A nomadic culture that is persistent in its struggle for Independence. A bubble ready to burst, spewing out its cultural heritage.
The outsider often feels a sense of temporality, which is reflected in the materials I use to construct the work. Rust and staining, reference age and exposure to the elements. Stitch conveys the renewing and holding together of a 'roof' for its people. Binary connotations allude to the emotional as well as the physical aspects. a preferred use of textiles as a medium illustrates an earthiness that intensifies its relationship with the land as well as a natural predisposition through cultural heritage.
More recently, my work has developed in a more sculptural way using materials such as aluminium and wire which embody issues related to displacement and conflict. I am also looking to combine performance and video and linking the work to the body, which would promote an energy into the structures.
CV & Education
MA show, Manchester Metropolitan University, All saints Manchester Projects 2009 - AA2A, Manchester Metroolitan University, Manchester
Unstrung, Wrighton Bld MMU 2010
Panoply Manchester City Centre 2010
Axis Crewe 2010
WWF London 2011
Moments of expulsion solo show, ArtWork Atelier, Salford 2016
Legacy Exhibition, Manchester School of Art 2017
Moments of Expulsion, Old Courts, Wigan 2017