Intimate sculptures, responding to the body in form and concept.
Studio jewellery - the central focus of my art practice - involves a creative and, at times, abstract approach to the making and wearing of jewellery. My jewellery re-imagines the natural world, with a penchant for working in the mode of the brooch; exploring a sculptural response to concepts such as symbiosis and co-dependence and a fascination with the processes of living organisms. Tangible examples within my locality are crucial for me to understand aesthetics and form but this is supported by collecting historical/scientific illustrations from seminal naturalists, botanists and biologists.
The jewellery I make for exhibition is always wearable, though often with degrees of fragility or difficulty that are a result of the materials that best describe my intent.