I explore the human perception of nature through weavings, natural dyes, soft sculptures, prints, and photographs that reference cultural histories in relationship to the natural landscape.
Concepts that illustrate experiences of vicarious resilience and positive thinking will always permeate my work, as it is at the heart of my activist practice as an art therapist.
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The way that water works, part of one large cycle, there really isn’t a division between something sacred and something not. Inspired by over and over and over references of the mythology of the sacred quality of water in nearly every culture, I question where it has gone in ours, with water treated as a commodity, valued for its ability to make money, and yet our careless and privileged sense to waste it and spoil it. MMMM [Mater Matrix Mother and Medium] was inspired mostly by the Clooty Well tradition of Celtic regions – bits of cloth are tied to trees around sacred wells after dipping them in the water, to bind intention into action, to heal. Can we heal our disjointed relationship to the water we are born from? When I engage with making this work, and asking people to join me, I feel it is a commitment to try.