Originally trained in Theatre Design but through her community arts practice, interest in fibre art grew and a desire to develop personal artwork leading to an MA in Textile Practice. Nerissa investigates change over time, not just eroding or decaying but new layers of growth, giving juxtapositions of structure and colour. Her work explores climate crisis and the permanence of disposables through sculptures combining embellished textiles and concrete cast in discarded plastic packaging. She continues to facilitate projects and workshops exploring various topics but with sustainable methods and materials.