My practice spans a wide variety of ideas and methods however I work predominantly in soft sculpture and performance, looking at themes relating to Feminism, Identity and Queer Theory. There is often a narrative undercurrent running through my work, which I use as a framework for exploring a greater message or school of thought. Heavily informed by the feminist artists of the late 60s all the way to the current day, from Louise Bourgeois to Rachel Maclean, my work examines what it means to identify as a feminist in the modern era.
I have a fascination in storytelling, gleaning a great deal of inspiration from folktales and fairy tales. Initially drawn to this genre for its fantastical nature and whimsical narrative voice, I have also become aware of the significance these tales hold in early development of morality and the impact this has on ingrained gender identity.
I find myself drawn to looking at the world through the lens of abjection. Whether it be through objects or performance, the bodily and the repulsive are excellent tools for exploring the dysphoric nature of the human condition. My recent work looks mainly at the idea of Performed Identities: those versions of self that we meticulously curate in order to assimilate with our socio-political tribe. In choosing to use chewing gum as my predominant material, I make it an allegory for the glossy trivialities of pop culture, which we use to mask the reality of the human condition. Disposability and consumerism from the persepctive of Identity.
In summation, self-exploration and social structures are what underpin my practice, areas which provide a bountiful supply of material to unpack and examine. Enough to keep me occupied for a lifetime.
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture - First Class - Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
"Sports Team - Fishing" (Dir. Kris Rimmer), Styling
"HMLTD - Loaded" (Dir. Mood Killer), Art Dept Assisting
Camberwell College of Art Degree Show 2019, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell, London
Croaky Throat, Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London
TBC, Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London
Liminal Environments, The Silver Building, Silvertown, London
The Two Women Who Found Freedom (Performance), Camberwell College of Art (Wilson Road), Camberwell, London
Valkyries Collective, hARTslane Gallery, New Cross, London
SPACE HONEY, Safehouse 1, Peckham, London
Bad Art Presents: Touch Me Baby, Bone & Pearl Studios, Seven Sisters, London
Over Capacity, CPG London, Southwark, London
In the Making, AMP Studios, New Cross, London
"Joe Hertz - Goodbye Kisses (Feat. Pip Millet)" (Dir. Will Reid), Costumes Design
Mylifeisover101, Peckham Rye, London
First Year Fine Art – Final Show, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell, London
Reduced to Clear, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell, London
How to Eat a Grapefruit, The Crypt, Camberwell, London
CCW Foundation Diploma Final Show, Camberwell College of Art (Wilson Road), Camberwell, London