Plymouth College of Art
BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts
I am a research driven interdisciplinary artist, working across installation, sculpture and design. My work has strong socio-political and feminist themes; these often focus on issues based around identity and gender, particularly to do with social justice and female rights. My multi-disciplinary work includes material investigation and process experimentation, through which I try to push the boundaries of form and function as a means of exploring wider themes. I enjoy taking my inspiration from diverse sources that enrich and challenge me as an artist, such as architecture, activist subcultures and industrial design. In my current work I engage with traditional hand drawing alongside using digital software to create narrative patterns that subvert an established historic visual language. These are then applied to a variety of materials including wood, ceramics and textiles. I undertake various processes and techniques during my pattern development to achieve a unique outcome, such as hand painting, embroidery, sandblasting and sublimation printing.
Summer Show - 2021 Leadworks CIC, Plymouth Displace - 2020 Leadworks CIC, Plymouth For this brief I created a satirical mixed media installation which referenced the power of political media intrusions into our everyday lives and the effect this has on our democratic choices. Body, Space, Narrative - 2019 Plymouth College of Art For this brief we were asked to design and make a wearable glass sculpture. Through material experimentation, research and problem solving. The resulting sculpture successfully combined copper and leather with glass to sit securely on the shoulder. This piece was then exhibited alongside other similar artworks in a collaborative exhibition at Plymouth College of Art.