“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” Cezar A. Cruz
My impulse is to disrupt conventions and social conditioning as nothing is as it seems. I use the medium of thread, constructed textiles, needlework, sometimes combined with etchings and silk screen to shun the notion of “women’s work” being of lesser value than other art forms.
The work I make reflects my heritage, the complexity of my life choices and how they interact with circumstances beyond my control. I live on the outskirts observing the edges.
In 2020, I was awarded the OutsideIn and Arts Society South Downs Dr. Andrew Edney Bursary, which afforded me the opportunity to continue studying traditional needlework techniques at the Royal School of Needlework, and exhibiting locally. My work was also selected for the Hastings Open 2020 at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.