Key influences within my work often stem from Buddhist principals surrounding value and attachment, environmental issues and social interaction. The work is often labour intensive and process led, becoming a meditative style practice. I use the art work to challenge my own value of time, materiality and investment as well as the viewers. My work tends to generate through installations of a fragile and temporal state and is built using a detailed, hand-made process which usually takes many days to complete. Because of the ephemeral quality of the work, I embrace it in terms of process and deterioration, not necessarily a ‘finished state’. The organic materials I use within the work reference a connection with nature and have a life independent from the art work itself, thus encouraging the potentiality of the works breakdown through accidental interference.
Biography: June 2008 ‘Create to Learn’ Exhibition, Drays Walk Gallery, London April 2008 Visiting Artist & Workshop Leader, ‘Create to Learn’, London March 2008 Visiting Artist & Workshop Leader Clovelly Community Centre February 2008 Visiting Artist, John Hansard Gallery Community Project ‘Go-Make’, Southampton January 2008 – Present Visual and Performing Arts Technician, Fareham College December 2007 - Present ‘Create to Learn’, Artist Mentor, London August 2007 Graduation BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art July 2007 ‘Demolition’, Site Gallery, Liverpool July 2007 Degree Show, Winchester School of Art June 2007 – Present Studio Residency at ‘a-Space’, Southampton January 2007 Textile Technician Assistant, Winchester School of Art December 2006 3rd Year Degree Exhibition, Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester December 2005 ‘Re-Thinking the Body’ Exhibition, Winchester School of Art February 2005 New York Research and Study Visit October 2004 – July 2007 BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art June 2004 Foundation Course Exhibition, New College, University of Southampton October 2003 – June 2004 Foundation Course, New College, University of Southampton.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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