Following a series of book works, I focused my attention on how understanding occurs through sense. I began to explore how experiences are manifest in the body and recreated over time through memory. My focus was on skin as a permeable membrane between the interior of the body and world ‘outside,’ which is constantly being […]
This treatment room features an oversized acoustic sound panel to dampen external sounds, disguised as artwork. The stepped ceiling allows for a custom-made twig and twine wrapped light fixture that fills the entry space. Empty space allows for a massage table to be added.
Summer 2015, The Art of Transformation
A group show of artists exploring the process of transformation through materials and subject matter. Corresponding with the summer solstice period.
Someone told me that ‘reading is like following a thread.’ As a result I became preoccupied with gestural references in language, particularly expressions relating to how information is ‘pulled together,’ or neatly ‘tied up,’ etc. This series of work attempts to make these physical references visible. Poetry books were dissected and the extracted lines of […]
The Sacred Arts Yoga Studio is a 600 square foot space, featuring a deep red wall and a triptych of Banyan Trees by Terry Reynoldson. The Banyan Tree is said to be the tree that Buddha was enlightened under. A 40 inch Paiste Gong creates a sacred sound experience.
As an undergraduate student I studied Visual Art and Literature. I found that the two areas naturally merged in the studio. Particularly I was interested in the ways that acquired knowledge constructs a framework within which we operate, and is constructed from various sources over time. Paper dress is hand-stitched from book pages, many of […]
My work is grounded in an exploration of material, its origin, its cultural connotations, and its inherent ability to be understood through the senses. For example, there is often an immediacy of understanding that happens when we can touch something. For this piece, I considered how ‘home’ might be conveyed through gesture and material. Felt […]
2008, little houses
My work is grounded in an exploration of material, its origin, its cultural connotations, and its inherent ability to be understood through the senses. For example, there is often an immediacy of understanding that happens when we can touch something. For this piece, I considered how ‘home’ might be conveyed through gesture and material.
detail of houses, hand-made felt and thread, 2008
Felt making is an intense physical process; it relies on gestures of teasing out rovings, laying them in perpendicular arrangements, rubbing with soapy water, rinsing, and throwing. The process is a careful, loving, yet at times aggressive one that results in a sturdy fabric of intertwined fibre. I was attracted to felt not only for its gestural process of making but also the coziness that it conveys. The structures are at once secure and fragile.