artist statement

My practice is an ongoing exploration into our complex relationship with nature in the 21st century. I am fascinated by places where the needs of people engage, impact, or clash with the needs of other species, for example in a positive way such as on permaculture inspired allotments or the more difficult examples of sites where environmental concerns and industrial requirements meet and conflict. As an artist living in South Cumbria there are many examples of this, with beautiful coastal nature reserves and the National Park alongside some of the biggest industries in the UK.

To do this I use a variety of approaches including paper arts, photographic processes, animation and film making. I also create dialogic projects where I meet with people and document their stories about these topics. I always aim to ask questions and encourage discussion rather then giving judgement or answers.