I am a young and emerging artist, based in Tasmania, coalescing craft materials and techniques in a dual studio-led practice; fine art wearables and installation sculptures, produced along side bespoke functional ceramics.
My art practice is informed by biology and natural history, stemming from a lifelong fascination with the organic processes of birth, growth and decay. I am also intrigued by the way western society has sought to explain and order the phenomenon of life. I am particularly fascinated by methods of taxonomy and the idea of the ‘cabinet of curiosities’, both for its aesthetic and conceptual richness. Whether I choose to work with the clothed body or a physical space I find pleasurer translating ideas of evolution and habitat through visual artifice. I am compelled to create work that appears to grow from, through or into the garment, wall or plinth; with jewellery in particular I enjoy the technical challenges of hidden and unconventional mechanisms that enhance this illusion. Systems of symbiosis and parasitism have been an influential in my conceptual development, and I am currently captivated by fungi, lichen and slime mould.