I am by nature an anthropologist with a deep interest in people and the diversity of situations and circumstances in which they live. I am interested in researching and recording these everyday lives and stories, presenting the findings in a visual and accessible form.
The tactile nature of fabric is to me, key to the communication of the story. As people we have a special relationship with fabric, it can provide very strong visual and emotional associations. I try to tap into these associations in order to draw the viewer into the story.
I use my own research throughout my work translating my findings through text, photographs, drawing, stitch and colour. I often accompany my pieces with handmade and digitally printed books.