In my work I am interested in exploring elemental transformations and the passage of time. More than just reflecting the natural cycles of birth and death, construction and destruction, I am interested in – ‘new life from old’; how artefacts can be discarded as worthless by one society only to be sought after and conserved by another. In this my work draws from both archaeology and Geology, as well as museum artefacts and display.
Printmaking as a process that allows me to incorporate parts of one print into another, producing new images and concepts from fragments of old. As parts, fragmentation and stratification are key elements in my work I try to express these ideas through the use of texture, colour and multiple layers or surfaces. My use of texture and colour also echoes the processes of decay and dissolution, the imprints and stains of time.
I gained an MA (distinction) in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE in 2009 and I am currently an Artist Network Member of the Royal West of England Academy. My prints have been selected for exhibitions and are in privet collections, both in the UK and abroad.