Artist statement

Through three-dimensional textiles and photography, I investigate how things change appearance & shape over time, not just eroding or decaying but also new layers of growth, giving interesting juxtapositions of structure and colour. I am obsessed with waste. I use old clothes and scrap materials for both economic & ecological sustainability.

Recent sculptural work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and climate change. It invites us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects such as drinks bottles that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Casting them in cement to make them heavy and solid, I hope to convey the weight of the issue and the permanence of these disposables. The incorporation of detailed embroidery touches upon the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us.