The Art of vulnerability.
My work has been described as ‘an exploration of the human condition’. It is autoethnographic in nature and ponders, questions and analyses ‘life’ from many perspectives but mainly my own ever-changing lens. Religion, philosophy, personal history, literature, anthropology, psychology and spirituality all inform my personal practice which has covered all manner of characteristics, events and situations that have composed the essentials of my human existence thus far.
Themes within my work have included – Aspiration, Emotionality and Conflict (Fairy Tale, 2003), Growth and Aspiration (Love, Lust and Pain, 2006, The I AM Story 2010), Relationships and Love (This Cuckoo Thing, 2007, Tell Me Something About Your First Love 2008-2011), The meaning of Life (Unanswerable Questions, 2006-2008), Perceptions of the Self (Mirror Mirror 2005 and An Intimate Distance, 2008), Mortality (The Tale of Annie Get Your Gun, 2010, A Life Lived Through Lillies 2012), Personal Growth (Mandala, 2018) and Education (An elegy aimed at the arrogant, 2012 & 2018, Reclaiming my Red).
I am a mixed media fine artist whose practice incorporates elements of drawing, sculpture, print, textiles, poetry, painting, video, audio and performance art.
To be human is to err but to be an artist, to be an alchemist is to transform. We’ve all been given a precious human life so why not use it to become the best version of ourselves we possibly can and enjoy the ride while we’re at it.
The following images are from my recent exhibition at the Tapestry Gallery in Liverpool as part of the Not Just Collective. Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible, February 2018.