My art is an ongoing investigation of mapping the night sky, travels, and childhood memory. I draw inspiration from life: an early childhood in the shadow of Disney’s fireworks in Anaheim, a textile apprenticeship in Kobe, art direction in Hong Kong, studying in London and rural life in Wales.
I look for the universal in the particular and the connections between different times, places and cultures, using a complex, abstract personal investigation guided by intuition. My work is diverse – iron, Japanese textiles, and paper – but always closely linked to process and understanding of materials including their history and connection to culture.
Currently I am exploring ancient methods of plant dyeing techniques, Earth pigments and things found in the river as well as using organic sugar fermentation to make Indigo, and ruminating on the consequent resonance in society, nature, space and time.
I exhibit my work nationally and internationally, and was selected for the Society of Women Artist exhibition at The Mall Gallery, London, UK, a solo exhibition at ProjektraumFN in Germany and to be in an upcoming exhibition, ‘Mapping Experience’, at the University of Vermont, USA.
I am represented by the artist residency program Art Shape Mammoth and have participated in many conferences and panels as a guest speaker. I am available for teaching workshops, speaking engagements and commissions.