I am an artist, researcher and curator.
My sculptures are made from cheap, available, everyday materials. I’m interested in the implications of using them in a fine art context. Motifs in the work represent fragmented bodies, junk food, materials, tools, commercial objects and other various rubbish. They carry references to artists, art works, art history, theories and social hierarchies. By networking them together, constructed from the same non-art material, I try to make unexpected connections between art, theory and social structures and to bring things down in the world. They are stupid, awkward and self-conscious.
As a researcher, I am invested in finding ways to create space for artists and makers of all backgrounds in academia. Artists can intervene in developing theories about material and materiality, which directly influence of our understanding of our social behaviour. Creating a new artist-led critical language for material is vital.