I am a sculptural textiles installation artist inspired by nature’s spirit and colour. I enjoy the whole process of creating art, from gathering raw materials to the organic evolution of ideas alongside playing with the medium to exhibiting a piece in a site specific location. I mostly work with natural fibres and yarns, hand dying and spinning my own materials to crochet, knit or weave.
‘Life circles’ is a site specific, collaborative textile installation inspired by mandalas and my fascination of intuitive and freestyle expressions of the self. The blossoming uncertainty of an individual’s creativity inspires me, even when we use similar materials, the outcomes are always unique. Like flowers from the same species of plant, they may appear uniform but there are always variations; this is the nature of an organic process. To me these Mandalas represent the interconnections and transience of life, of our internal and external world and how we all come and go on the planet. Like a journey through life, much like the rings in the trunk of a tree or different individual’s lives and the way they cross and ripple into each other, influencing and inspiring each other’s energies. Like the blossoming of small flowers over the surface of a cactus or droplets of water radiating a continuous flow of concentric circles crossing each other’s paths, whilst each life evolves it affects the surface of a local community or oceans further afield.