In my work I have been looking at the tension between modern life and the natural world, with a particular focus on waste disposal and recycling. I am an avid advocate for re-using and transforming discarded objects, extending their life, and giving them a new meaning.
The medium of printmaking enables me to explore the textures and shapes of found objects and transfer them directly into paper. Using rust to represent the process of decay, each piece evolves through disintegration, acting as an antidote to the materialism of modern industrial life.
The development of my pieces is intuitive, a continuous process of exploration where the natural process of rusting is accelerated and embedded onto the paper.
Currently exploring the possibilities for living organisms using different substrates with a focus on recycling materials from our day to day. Mushrooms are natural decomposers, and are proving to be quite versatile. In exploring the properties of living mycelium I hope to research and develop ideas with a clear focus on social and environmental issues.
My work is now in private collections in Portugal, The Netherlands, Germany and Brazil.
BA (Joint HONS) Fine Arts & Museum and Gallery Studies , Aberystwth University (School of Art), Wales, UK. Graduated 2009
BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design, Witshire College (Chippenham Technical College), Chippenham, UK. Graduated 2000
31 mag: article about my work at the Home of Art Gallery in Amsterdam. http://www.31mag.nl/home-of-art-ovvero-rust-printings-in-stile-amsterdam
14th April - 20th May 2017: Manifacto Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 2016: Group exhibition at WG Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
December 2015: Group exhibition at WG Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
October 2015: Open Ateliers Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
October 2015: Noordwaarts 8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
August 2015 - May 2016: Home of Art, Van Baerlesstraat 39H, Amsterdam, The Nederlands.
June – August 2015: Summer show at Francis Boeske Projects and Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
December 2014: Group exhibition at WG Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
December 2013: Group exhibition at WG Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
September 2013: Noordwaarts 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.