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I consider the formalization of flora, its expansive visual language and symbolism. Translating micrographic botanical imagery on a large scale, I assimilate plant to body. I use an intuitive painting style that builds a malleable sense of space and form. Utilising processes of removal, soak staining, layering and stencilling, my botanical, ecofeminist works embrace a sense of chance and accentuate paint’s musical and visceral qualities.

 

My practice identifies a connection between the exploitation and degradation of the natural world and the subordination and oppression of women. Employing a ‘toxicity of colour’ I allude to a ‘manipulated landscape’ of highly cultured flowers and genetically modified plants; reflecting the anthropogenic impact humans have on nature and contemporary cultures obsession with preserving youth and beauty. Influenced by ‘Eccentric Abstraction’ and forms of ‘Expanded Painting’, my work discusses gendered forms, sensuous experience and the use of materiality to evoke meaning.​ Using luminous and iridescent hues replicated from the natural world, I consider the hyper-intelligence and otherworldliness of nature, specifically aquatic botany and its relationship to the anthropomorphic. I aim to achieve an immersive and sensual visual language of ‘dreamlike fluorescence’ through colour-field techniques, highlighting nature's ethereal, fantastical, ‘sublime’ qualities.

Exhibitions
Education

MFA Painting: Camberwell College of Arts, 2021

BA (Hons) Painting: Edinburgh College of Art, 2020

REGROUP COLLECTIVE//ESPACIO GALLERY, Bethnal Green, London

(9th-13thNov 2022)

 

THE IRIDESCENT COLLECTION

Made In Arts London,TM Lighting Gallery

(29thOct -7thJan 2022)

 

NO FORMAT GALLERY//CASTING HOUSE

Deptford, London

(10-14th Nov 2021)

GRADUATE SHOWCASE

CAMBERWELL/SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

10-17th Sept 2021

UNMUTE//COPELAND GALLEY

Peckham, London

(24/27th June 2021)

IN REAL LIFE//A-B GALLERY

Camberwell College of Arts

(15thDec-14thJan 2021)

(RE)MERGE//PROJECT SPACE

Edinburgh College of Art

(13th March 2020)

BUFFERING//SCULPTURE COURT

Edinburgh College of Art

(4th-6thFeb 2020)

3RD BASE//SCULPTURE COURT

Edinburgh College of Art

(15th-25th March 2019)

WALK THIS WAY//WEST BARNS GALLERY

Dunbar

(22nd March 2019)

MATERIAL DIALOGUE//LAURISTON FIRE STATION

Lady Lawson Street

(10th-12th Dec 2018)

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