My work explores the tension between what is felt and what is seen. I am interested in how the musculature of the body holds psychological states. In how the marks and indentations of skin can speak of absence and loss, whilst also holding the memory of touch. And in how the body remembers and tells the story of its lived experience. Through the making process, the work aims to describe the metamorphosis from internal to external human experience.
I like to use found objects in my work, through which new connections and relationships can evolve, imbuing an object with new meaning, whilst also allowing a residue to remain and resonate. I see this as a way of bringing the personal experience into the realm of the collective.
I find the liminal space between limbic memory and sculptural form, a space where I can explore the boundaries between love and loss, ritual and remembrance, memory and desire. In playing with these boundaries, I would like the work to create both a visceral response in the viewer as well as offering the possibility of a conceptual dialogue.
I aim to make something of beauty with an underbelly of darkness, knowing that nothing remains the same.
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