I am contextualising the journey of my illness and how the body has morphed and changed with the aid of a lot of medical intervention. My work hopes to explore the negatives such as fear, death, and mortality, exposing myself and my personal experience into the public realm. My work explores the fine balance of how much I choose to share with the audience and expose my vulnerability.
I see my work as an educational tool that will begin a dialogue about living with a long-term illness. In society those who are living with an invisible illness are compartmentalised. Seen as ‘other’ you are either visibly ill or dead. My work tackles this issue of visibility and invisibility.
I produce work using a variety of mediums: paint, stitching, sculpture, Plaster body casting, collage, printmaking, and more recently, foodstuff, such as jelly and blancmange. I am always looking to expand my knowledge of new materials and the exciting possibilities that these provide. The meaning and the medium of my work are interrelated and equally important.
The body may not always be present within in my work, but it plays a pivotal role within my practice.
A full list of all the exhibitions and projects I have been a part can be found below.