Having quite recently completed a textiles degree at Norwich University of the Arts, I am now gently feeling my way into working as a creative professional.
My inspiration comes from nature, words, body language and gesture, and the act of making itself. I use a wide variety of materials and practices so the work I make in my studio varies from small scale 3d pieces to exploratory printmaking to traditional hand crafts and scraps of drawing and writing.
Some of my experimental work succeeds, and some doesn't. But both successes and failures, in life and work, are interesting points for me on my journey as an artist. Failed work is often knitted in to the roots of later successes. Learning to love my falls, my fails, has been a valuable part of my creative process.
Over the years I have discovered that my best work often comes from trusting my play skills. If I allow my self to lean into notional boundaries, I begin to create opportunities for chance, and allowing chance to alter the course of what I am doing keeps my work process alive.
Over the past few years I have been able to create larger works outside which has allowed me to connect two passions art and the environment. My pleasure is to make work that belongs in the space it occupies, but that leaves the habitat in which it has been placed relatively unscathed.