I am an artist and educator based in Manchester, and Education Assistant at Liverpool Biennial. I graduated from Nottingham Trent, BA Fine Art, in 2015 and previous shows include “My Five Year Old Could Have Done That” at Gallery North and “It May Not Be Perfect But It’s Mine” at The NewBridge Project.
I generally work with sculpture, using my objects as props or tools for experimentation in the studio and the gallery. My work investigates the possibilities of materials and forms in a curious and naïve manner, using physical play as a way to make tests and propositions.
My synaesthesia connects number, colour, space, sound, shape and mass, and I aim to express my subjective interpretation of the world around me. I’m interested in how systems and sequences in mathematics and music can be applied to creative practice by providing a framework for creativity, and a structure to respond to, or improvise around.
My practice is increasingly invested in the audience that encounters it, as I gain more confidence with my own ideas; and I aim to engage an audience to feel a sense of familiarity with the works I make, as well intrigue. I aim to prompt a number of questions from my work, and offer a framework that any viewer could feel empowered to make a response with.
It is also pivotal to consider the actual processes of producing work, and models for sustaining a creative practice, both logistically and conceptually. I wonder how this can be translated, and made relevant, accessible and useful for real people in contemporary societies.