I am a dedicated street-comber, bin-reclaimer and charity shopper of urban flotsam: for creative recycling artworks in 2D and 3D forms that I define as ‘eco-kitsch’. (I also use the definitions #post_simplist, as belonging to Post-Simplism, plus #neuroDV_art, as in neuro-diverse creations.)
These collage / assemblage visual pieces reflect my daily dance along the spectrums of mind and body difference abilities, Trans non-binary identity and neuro-diversity. The titles of my works, and the text contained within them, relate to my Aspie-empassioned experience of word play.
I’m also a somewhat obsessive mobile phone photo-journalist and enjoy creating random #neuroDV_fotoart : #fotomosaic_grid shots, plus occasional photo videos and photo books.
I have made art since childhood. I am lucky to have had access, as an adult, to varied and affordable art and craft courses that ‘kept me afloat’ during periods of mental and physical health downturns and unemployment.
Mine is a creative recycling lifestyle that is about both philosophical practicality, in an era of excess consumerism, and pragmatism whilst living on a frequently minimal income. My secondhand wardrobe is as much my palette as any other art materials. I am an artist that has joined the Culture Declares Emergency campaign re climate and ecological crisis.
In recent years, in Brighton, I have shared my appreciation of the therapeutic process of making art through facilitating creativity sessions for persons living with autism spectrum conditions, transgender issues and mental health challenges.