About

My work explores the universal semiotic and semantic language of objects, manipulated environments and constructed realities. By referencing objects in cities that mimic the cities themselves, objects in the landscape are abstracted to form their own landscape. While drawing attention to the strangeness and absurdity of everyday things, my work aims to de-code, re-configure, and re-present everyday experience in an almost-familiar ‘counter-world’.

In a broader sense, I am interested in exploring the value and hierarchy of objects, and the human, empathic relationships we often have with them.  By investigating the poetics and narrative of the every-day, the work champions the underdog, celebrating and commemorating everyday activities to elevate the status of abandoned, lost, and overlooked objects. Aiming to slow things down to give them space and form, my work encourages the act of noticing while acknowledging and monumentalizing small, everyday situations. By describing how every-day activities and the ordering of domestic life gives orientation and a sense of direction to how we relate physically to the world around us, the material evidence of an individual and collective identity is revealed.

 

In 2012 I graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Brighton, where I specialised in Ceramics, with Visual Research minor. I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Textiles:Surface Design, and am a qualified college lecturer with QTLS.