Exploring areas around painting and sculpture, assemblages form the core of my practice. These series of three-dimensional works are created using a palette of hand-dyed textiles and distemper-impregnated canvas, wax, wire, plaster and LED lighting.
Detail Fissure 2020
Aquacryl soak-stain and hand-dyed textiles with wax
Enfleshing Ghost Series is a derivation from the Enfleshing I-VI. It begun with a drawing made on site of the shadows cast by Enfleshing I-VI when exhibited at Copeland Gallery, Peckham in November 2021. The two works Sometimes and Eventually you will win are three dimensional representations of the shadows.
75 cm x 27 cm x 7 cm
Hand-dyed and silkscreened textiles,
net, latex and wire
Enfleshing I-VI is a series of works made for Rules of Six the inaugural exhibition of Six Artists. Rules of Six appropriated a regulation designed to limit social contact as a framework for a collective, creative effort – albeit one carried out at a distance. Six artists, six works each, one shared (virtual) space.
Enfleshing I, 2020
40 x 42 x 15 cm
Laser-cut distemper-impregnated canvas, net,
hand-dyed textiles, latex and wire, with LED lights
A series of four works, investigating our shifting relationship with our bodies. These works are brought together into sculptural forms using ‘free sewing’ where strips of textile, string and latex are incorporated into the stitched line as it is being made. The visceral qualities of each are activated with light.
Portal, 2020 (right)
143 x 49 x 43 cm
Soak-stain and hand-dyed textiles,
wax, wire and LED lights
Knotted Form explores how the relative textures and weights of plaster and stuffed fabric can be exploited to create corporeal form. The weight is made more apparent by the long hanging ribbons and a notion of the internal body is exacerbated by the subtle pink tones of the fabrics, hand-dyed with natural pigments.
Knotted Form I, 2020
40 x 118 cm high including hanging 'ribbons'
(46 cm without) x 38 cm deep
Hand-dyed fabric and plaster