I work across drawing, printmaking, animation, writing, and installation to consider the traces we leave behind. Contemplative and self-reflective, my imagery evokes a quiet sense of lack and longing.
Drawn to time-intensive processes and sustained acts of care, I balance intuitive expression with more controlled and intricate detail. I trace my pencil delicately over the paper surface, as if capturing everyday moments of absence or the ways people lightly touch one another’s lives. This sensitivity extends to my printmaking, where I combine layering and ghost impressions to construct humble yet ambiguous domestic narratives.
In my animations, I manipulate time and sequence to conjure and re-construct places and people that no longer exist. I meticulously set drawings in motion as part of an impossible attempt to revitalise memory or bring life back. I write prose and poetry to complement my visual work. The texts contrast playful language with doubtful questioning, adding another layer to the self-reflexivity that runs throughout.
The diverse elements of my practice are combined in installations, creating intimate spaces where the audience is put into the role of both witness and voyeur, as they are asked to reflect on the traces they will leave behind.
Worn, textiles2020, Espacio Gallery, London, October 2023
Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Prize Exhibition, London, 2023
By All Means, Copeland Gallery, London 2023
Summer Show, West Dean College, 2023
Brighton International Animation Festival, Brighton, 2023
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, 2022
Summer Show, West Dean College, 2022
Stories in Stitch, Espacio Gallery, London 2022
Textiles2020: the show, Espacio Gallery, London, 2020
In Transition, City Lit Gallery, London, 2020
Shortlisted for Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Prize (2023)
City & Guilds Printmaking Prize, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2022)
Trustees’ Prize for Craft Practice, Edward James Foundation (2022)
Nominated for Trustees’ Prize for Creative Arts, Edward James Foundation (2019)
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