Influenced by life's cycles and the space that exists between the choices we face and the decisions we make. Transition, growth, adaptation and both the physical and psychological shift that occurs when moving from one space to another are predominant themes. I use film and photography, drawing and sculpture to create abstracted images. Shadow and light as a form of expanded drawing are a recurring feature.
The often familiar but strange visuals are frequently depicted in an abstract monochromatic form. I am drawn to the qualities of handmade papers and enjoy working with unconventional materials. The beauty of imperfection.
My work explores duality and the juxtapositions of, reality and memory, stillness and movement. Addressing the universal desire to feel alive and to keep moving forward, rather than feel trapped or limited by our decisions and life choices.
I derive inspiration from the cinematography and aesthetic of Film Noir. Influenced by the tropes and motifs often used by filmmakers to create intrigue, tension and a sense of foreboding. Despite often looking to the past for primary research, my practice is informed by many contemporary female artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Aideen Barry and Alice Maher.
Life is rarely black and white and through my practice I want to explore what is hidden in those grey areas.