Artist's Statement 

My work is influenced by relational transaction and emotional transformation. Shame, disconnection, loss and fear obstruct expression. They can be transformed by connection through the vulnerability of letting ourselves be known and accepted, and having our human needs met. However, we also need to be supported by the systems that make it possible to meet our needs. We are often taught culturally that our individual wellbeing and success is a product of personal grit, and our shortcomings a product of personal failure. Instead my work looks to explore the interplay of personal and systemic factors which impact our ability to pursue our desires. My work is made in response to materials which I connect to and feel an urge to engage with. I see my practice as an outpouring, a spilling-over which leaves behind relics, reflections and representations of these emotional and systemic processes.