My work explores the spaces (physical and metaphorical) that we inhabit.
I am interested in the way that these spaces can reflect our emotions back to us, in particular the process of grieving and our collective sense of loss. Within these domestic interiors and spaces, I play with defamiliarisation to create a sense of unease. I use children’s book illustration tropes such as blue sky and tufts of grass to create a dichotomy, an absurdist view of the world, in contrast to the sometimes dark narrative.
I work in an iterative manner with the painting surface as a receptacle for ongoing experimentation in coupling, pairing, relating and otherwise relationship defining adjacencies.
There are personal markers for me, experiences that I am leaning into, which focus this exploration.