My themes, whatever the media, involve relationships between people, how we rub up against each other. Sometimes fleeting, sometimes deeply scarring. Sometimes we have insight into the effect someone has had on us, sometimes we don’t.

Much of my work uses clothes and household textiles: these items bring with them a ready made short cut to the personal and domestic. These items are altered and sometimes destroyed to skew meaning. Embroidery is heavy, obsessive, time consuming. The processes I use are usually well crafted, detailed.

I am greatly influenced by music, and contemporary song lyrics. I have written some myself, and links can be found within these pages. The songs are used as a soundtrack to the made pieces and installations.

I collect recordings of ambient and domestic sounds which are edited and used to provide rhythms and emphasise the domestic feeling of the work.

The most recent work here is under the heading “Cell” and is a series of drawings neither botanical nor animal… one thing having influence over another…


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