I am exploring the ways in which people process events and experiences through personal narratives or stories. These connect with oral traditions of folk and fairy tale, articulating often complex stories through a narrative symbolism of animals and natural forms.
In particular I use the relationship between humans and animals as a way of exploring the concept of projection onto ‘other’. I use both etching and monoprinting. Drawing is central to the work and I work with an expressive vocabulary of marks to communicate an emotional and psychological experience. I give attention to accidental and destructive marks, such as stains, drips and burns Paper is a metaphor for skin, relating to sensitivity and receptivity and the potential for understanding of the senses.
In addition to more conventional printmaking I use installation and smoke drawing to explore these themes. I completed an MA in printmaking at Camberwell in 2012, am a member of LOOP Printmakers ,and have exhibited widely, most recently with Norfolk by Design at Houghton Hall.