I am an artist and educator based in Manchester. I graduated from Nottingham Trent, BA Fine Art, in 2015 and previous shows include: “Balance, Stack, Play” at Grizedale Forest for Sculpture; “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.
I have increasingly worked with participatory elements to physically bring people towards the work and give agency to the audience, who become my collaborators. This questions the roles of artist and audience and people have greater access to the artwork as they make their own decisions about what it becomes.
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.