Growing up with strong women in my life has empowered me in my own journey as an artist, woman and mother. I became a mother in my early twenties, my oldest son was born on my 21st birthday. The grounding energy (and essential time management) of being a parent balanced with delving into my creative work continues to be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life. I am grateful for having grown up with a feminist perspective and for now parenting with one too. Through my family I have learnt that persistence, courage and a witty sense of humour can see you through most things!
Through my work I explore a range of mediums including ink, hand embroidery and screen printing. My ink drawings are formed with simple line and technique. This simplicity makes way for deeper symbolism. Often my ink work is emotive and drawn from personal experience.
I explore broader social constructs through my embroidery and screen printing. The continuing strength and endurance of women is often my inspiration, along with nature and the human experience.
I love the pace of embroidery, the tactile experience of working with needle and thread. Working with humble materials and creating pieces that are beautiful and strong. Beyond notions of passive domesticity, embroidery can give form to consciousness raising. My needle and thread can join the contemporary with the traditional and open the way for a new narrative of social awareness.