I create sculpture, installations, animation, film, drawings and sound pieces.
For inspiration I look to: Susie Templeton, Caroline Leaf, Yuri Norstein, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Susan Hiller, Louise Bourgeois and Tove Jansson.
I'm currently creating a stop motion animation 'Heirlooms', which is about a group of children who are haunted by the faceless ghost of Peg Prowler.
The voyeuristic aspect of my work may stem from a childhood wish to gain access to restricted spaces (such as a hidden room in a dollhouse).
My work involves the frustration of being prevented from fulfilling wishes, by only allowing glimpses of these inaccessible worlds. By creating intricate, small worlds I am suggesting the desire to retreat from something threatening like society.
Yet I am also interested in the contradictions and conflict this inspires; it appears that by reducing the world to a small and repetitious environment you create a sense of safety, but perhaps all you are doing is internalising the initial threat.
Images such as rats eating from dining room tables not only evoke feelings of disgust but of childish play. I am perhaps attempting to control fragile memories and perceptions of childhood built on cardboard foundations.
The structures I create are deliberately insecure, unsound, in order to summon up an atmosphere of unease, this is a fragile world that could topple down at any moment. Cardboard is also interesting to work with, as it is often viewed as a 'poor' material, only salvaged by the dispossessed.
The University of Gloucestershire,UK. BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture 2001-2004.
The University of Gloucestershire,UK. Diploma in Foundation Studies(Art and Design) 2000-2001.
High Fest International Performing Arts Festival
Hovannes Tumanyan Puppet Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia. 5/10/18. Animated sequence for the Nu Nu Theatre's production 'Bandit'.
'Hamlet Pomana' exhibition
City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
31/10/17 - 3/11/17
Short animated sequence included in the Nu Nu Theatre's production of 'Bandit'. Richard Hamilton Building. Oxford Brookes University. 9th of November, 2016 12:00- 13:30.
Gothenburg Fringe Festival. Short animated sequence included in the Nu Nu Theatre's production of "Bandit". Frilagret, HEURLINS PLATS 1, 413 01 Göteborg. Aug 20th 2016 17:00 - 18:00. Won 'Biggest Face Punch' Award for uncompromisingly capturing the essence of oppression.
Frilagret, HEURLINS PLATS 1, 413 01 Göteborg
Short animated sequence included in the Nu Nu Theatre's presentation of "Bandit".
White Theatre, Bristol University, UK. 23rd and 24th February 2016.
"House Ache Horse" stop motion music video created for MenDiamler. Ashton Court Festival. Bristol, UK. July 2007.
"Art On The Railings street festival". Albermarle Row, Hotwells, Bristol, UK. 16 June 2007.
17th-27th January 2014
3 Lady Lawson Street