This piece explores ideas about our stories and how they shape us and make us who we are; how we wear our damage on the inside and carry it around with us. It is also about repair; how things can be pulled apart and mended with time and attention, and how repetitive, habitual making helps us find our way. It’s about the beauty of imperfection, and how damage and repair shapes us into something new and beautiful. The flimsy lining carries patches which pull and shape it; the outer garment is stitched with tiny bright seeds of hope. Each stitch holds a moment of lived experience. Partially deconstructed garment shaped with wire and suspended on a coathanger.
I am a mixed media artist working mainly with textiles and printmaking. The process of execution is an important aspect of my practice, and I frequently repurpose previous works, or continue to work on them, as I am drawn to the practical aspect of making. I am drawn to everyday, ubiquitous materials which are overlooked, discarded, or forgotten; old packaging, garments, and diy materials. My work explores ideas of memory, experience and the passage of time.