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Artist Statement

"Objects are intimately associated with memory, and acquire a human imprint. I believe that objects are not passive observers. They hoard our deepest recollections, document narratives, and act as active participants in human consciousness. Their infinite potential to tell a story inspires all the branches of my multi-form practice.

Story telling around the objects I find, allows me to be both autobiographical and to comment on the wider picture as I see it. Disparate fragments of experience, memory and observation become fixed on a surface in a work, providing layers or snatches of meaning. I am especially aware that at any moment compositions could change, be blown by the wind and scattered again. My work makes a show of permanence, a semblance of coherence from what is essentially temporal and chaotic.

I believe that excitement, beauty and hope can coexist on the surface of any object."
A multiform autistic practice, with a focus on themes of exile and displacement.

I specialise in object work, painting, installation, video and performance in an ongoing postmemory project about the Spanish Civil War - Barcelona in a Bag

I also develop and lead creative projects, such as the Arts Council funded Through An Artist's Eye. Recent works includes a film collaboration with Tate Britain about the British artist Felicia Browne.

A painterly collaboration with Richard Hunt of the Shadowlight artist group was awarded the Shape Open 2017.

Other recent work includes the BBC Radio 4 programme The Art of Now: Return to Catalonia, with Overtone Productions

My new project is the Arts Council funded, Museum for Object Research, which includes a professional development initiative for autistic project leadership.