‘Art’ is where we make meaning beyond language`
I am fascinated by the rituals we use in our everyday lives, the big ones and the small habitual ones. My own are enacted through the activity of making art which I find is a shamanic process where during the liminal stage the artist becomes a conduit for instilling agency and emotion into the workand transferring belief into material. The use of everyday materials and found objects as well as modern technology play an important role in my practice.
Work in this exhibition explores the connections between memory, ritual and meaning and also considers how art can use the emotional connection known as Kama muta to transfer meaning to the viewer.
Pattern is also an important element in my practice, both visually and through repetitive processes. These are both comforting and meditative and act as a controlling activity, bringing order to a chaotic world.