I am interested in testing the boundaries of how we interpret the landscape we live in, using the materials found within it to construct new windows into the livelihoods and pastimes of its inhabitants. Developing the narrative not only with the visual language (shapes, colours, textures etc.) but with the history that the materials I use already have. Constructing pieces that can be enjoyed merely for their beauty but also encouraging the audience to look deeper to explore the intertwining relationships of the past and present. The different jobs and uses these materials have had, the hands that have touched, manipulated and controlled them, all adding multiple layers of meaning. The artist does have a role to play in drawing to our attention these industries that are key to our communities and the impact we have in the communities we live.
Since completing a Masters in Fine Art and Education I have become interested in the dynamics between the roles of Teacher, Artist and Curator and how they coexist and are employed within an Island community.