My artwork comments on the environment in gentle ironic ways. I create sculptures and installations, interior and exterior, including temporary works in nature. Working with a range of reclaimed plastics, collected from the local communities, I recreate them, utilizing various techniques pulled from fine art, craft, design and construction. I transform this synthetic material into organic sculptural forms, a very deliberate and conscious juxtaposition between material, form and location.
My gallery sculptures have been deeply influenced by my installations, a series of works that appear to be fossilized plant and nest forms encrusted with minerals, lichen and fungus. The surface has the appearance of stone, scattered with mineral deposits. These sculptures are crocheted fiber, encapsulated and painted using acrylic. Although the fiber is completely coated, a pebbly texture reads through revealing the underlying sensuality of the crocheted fiber form.
My desire is to continue creating public artworks using sustainable and recycled materials. Through my art I hope to encourage reflection about our relationship with the environment, an effort to change attitudes towards waste and the problems which arise from it.