Visual artist, Perth Creative Exchange/ tutor on MFA in Art & Humanities programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. PhD student, DJCAD.
My work is multi-disciplinary and shifts between painting, installation and sculpture. I have, for many years, been interested in the ways we create meaning through metaphor.
For me, meanings are embedded within the ‘things’ that I work with and I continue to explore new materialist ideas during this period of time known as the anthropocene and the devastating impact we have and continue to make upon the planet.
Whether working with paint, discarded metal, shoes, found objects or drawing and painting I believe that matter has powerful agency and ‘thing power’ as Jane Bennett refers to has, amongst many effects, the capacity to make us far more accountable for our consumption and disposal habits and overall behaviour towards each other and the earth.
My PhD is a collaborative research project with Binn Group, one of Scotland’s largest energy from waste disposal sites. I aim to be completing in 2025.