Best Intentions (Exhibited as part of 'Identity' at The Grace in September 2018.)
Our identities are not defined by our jobs, our possessions, our relationships or our past. Identity is you in this present moment, full of best intentions and hope for the future. Stop dwelling on your past mistakes. Shake off your self-doubt. Be kinder to yourself.
Emotional Battlements (Exhibited as part of 'The Bridge' at Exchange Place Studios in October 2017.)
By using a bridge, we actively avoid a dangerous element of the landscape. Whether it is a fast-flowing river or a rocky ravine, the bridge is there to make our journey easier and often safer. Emotionally we all create coping mechanisms to protect ourselves from environmental damage; poverty, cruelty, abuse and violence, even the struggles of everyday life. This piece explores the mental and emotional battlements we create in our minds to protect ourselves. The battlements are assaulted everyday yet, every night, we try to repair the damage in the hope we can endure for another day. The battlements give us courage despite all the horror in the world and the strength to continue our existence
Dismissive / Unreliable (Exhibited as part of 'The beast within' at Exchange Place Studios in April 2016.)
Dismissive / Unreliable was made in response to a difficult relationship, repressed anger and the need to suppress emotions to avoid conflict.