I explore narrative with themes and subjects that are close to my heart, like motherhood. Being a mother to three young children, the path I navigate to raise them with love, vulnerability, and acceptance, is groundwork to my artistic endeavours.
My work that touches on sea creatures stems from my identity as a maritimer and childhood fascination with the ocean. I also look to art history and modern social constructs for inspiration, sometimes contrasting the two. Abstraction and organic forms are the backbone of my body of work.
I title my work to act as a map, guiding the audience, but never dictating the destination. I trust my work will take people where they need to go, and allow joy and discomfort to co-exist.
My work often cycles through the different techniques. However, in times of personal growth, I stimulate myself by pushing the techniques to new unexplored territory. I am drawn to forms that balance precariously, build up layers of dripping, colour, and texture. I attempt to open up a piece in a way that light can spill through the space, let it breathe.
Being an artist is a risk I take to be seen and heard. I accept this risk because I know that I am not alone in how I feel and experience the world.
I want to give people a place to put there emotions they cannot describe. If they can look at what I’ve made and say, “that is how I feel”, then difficult emotions can be brought to the surface to challenge notions of beauty and stimulate growth. I want to give this gift to the world.
"Cloud Flowers" is a small series of abstract vessels. Inspired by the colors of a cloudy sky and the delicate curves of flower pedals. These works allow room for the imagination to see what it wants to see, just as images are revealed to us in the forms of passing clouds in the sky.