Recent Honours Graduate and emerging visual artist; recipient of 2022 Graduate Scholarship from SAC situated in temporary studio over Summer 2022, 23 and culminating in exhibition “Emerge” 1-14 March at “Social” in Salamanca Arts Centre
My recent body of work looked at issues of identity and history as experienced through travel. I paint objects as symbolic traces of human experience, revealing depth through layering. I portray chairs as symbolic nomadic homes in the semi-public domain as contained within moody interior spaces. I have an interest in the gap between utopian design ideals and sustainable everyday objects and environment. My paintings have some realistic qualities transitioning to a carefully semi-abstracted form, hinting at imagination and connections with psychological narrative and history. I make art to connect and create a sense of belonging through visual cues.
In my new body of work “Emerge”, I make a word play with the notion of being an emergent artist, simultaneously exploring the boundaries and tensions between interiors and exteriors, addressing the agoraphobic nature of living in individual dwellings, yet wanting to experience the social. Using doorways, chairs and interior spaces I will play realistically and abstractly to deconstruct these notions, culminating in an exhibition 1-14 March 2023 at Social in the Salamanca Arts Centre, coinciding with Ten Days on the Island.