Face cast made from wax and flowers
Head buried in stones
Black and white image of distorted face
Photograph of a snake slithering across a face
Embroidered self protrait
Face cast made out of hair and wax
Utilising a variety of artistic techniques, my work focuses on evoking emotions by exploring taboo subjects such as the grotesque and death.
In my work I often draw inspiration from my own personal life, as a coping and understanding mechanism, for the deaths I have been surrounded by during my university years. This acceptance of the inevitable death can be seen in my work, by the act of burying myself as if to symbolise the end of a journey, my return to nature, and how I have now been reborn, emerging from the pressure of the stones that represent the struggles of life. I work within multiple disciplines in my art and engage in a variety of materials and processes, which works well with my experimental approach to my work, pushing the boundaries and merging different processes together. I work mainly with fabrics, film photography and video, but pushed myself to incorporate sculptural works to create a cohesive collection of work. I am planning on continuing my art practice whilst studying for an MA in curating; focusing on experimental film photography pushing my work even further out of its boundaries.
Exhibitions: ESSEX SCHOOLS SHOWCASE for THE ARTS 2015 2016, Perpetual Flux, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry 2019, Making A Mark, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry