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Growing from original influences which focused on the beauty found within imperfection and how habits of collecting are often used as a means of control over our lives, my current work aims to convey feelings of fragility and strength, emotions which can overtake us at both the best and worst of times.

Visual research in the form of life drawing & mark-making inform my work, the female torso, although rarely as literal translation, leads to a simple, pared down form.

 

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To collect, while human, is not rational.

But by accumulating objects, that can be ordered & arranged, we hope, superstitiously, to impose order & control on at least one corner of our existence...(John Baxter)