“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” Cezar A. Cruz
Needlework is an intense process where every action is a conscious response to materiality. Each stitch is measured in thought.
I am a contemporary textile and multi-disciplinary artist based in the UK. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and I am supported by Arts Council England.
My practice addresses themes of social injustice, grief and mourning within the context of climate crisis, illness, disease and genocide. I use my work to advocate for the LGBTQAI+ community and other under-represented voices.
My work creates materiality through the repetitive motion and measure of stitch, moving from individual grief to shared culpability and collective grief one stitch at a time.
I am a 2021/22 recipient of an Arts Council England grant and an Ambassador for OutsideIn. In 2020 I was awarded the OutsideIn and Arts Society South Downs Dr. Andrew Edney bursary. My work was selected for the Hastings Open 2020 at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, and shortlisted for The Mother Prize.