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My artistic practice focuses on textiles particularly embroidery, print and natural dyeing. Often patchwork, vintage clothes and household linens are incorporated as well as book making, moulding and casting. Video and time lapse are used to develop my thinking, particularly to explore and capture the transitory nature of my work.
The concept of trace often links work - the idea that remnants, marks or imprints become a record of experience and memory. Impermanence pervades my practice too - the idea that life is in a state of flux fascinates me. Nature, emotions and memories are constantly changing - the need to preserve things and to stop things in time has been recurrent in my work.
I find inspiration randomly - different things resonate with me as I go through life. Personal and collective memory particularly linked to my South Wales heritage are of particular interest, as is the natural world, especially the beauty of flowers. My working practice involves research and experimentation and slowly a body of work emerges that feels right. Currently due to restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, I am looking to my immediate surroundings at home and considering the passage of time and everyday life during lockdown.