I trained in Embroidery (BA Hons) and did a postgraduate training in Textiles.
This was very theoretical and it allowed me to develop critical skills and be able to curate my own work.
I took a long break from my practice as I had to discover and dissect my own being in order to understand my reasons for creating.
I fulfil my needs in the making even if my work is based on a concept/idea.
It is only through accomplishing a piece I find the right therapy for my being.
As a child I would spend my days drawing and painting. This was combined with a passion for embroidery; you had to be brave in those days and stand up for yourself as sewing in general was considering a medium for girls.
These are the media I still like using for my practice.
I am not sure what kids get taught in school nowadays but I always hanged out with people who are proud of who they are and what they like.
I am the idea of gender as we know it has been broken down and reduced to just a societal convention.
I love music and I love culture.
Punk has had a great ascendant on me and it's ideas of style and freedom.
I work mainly with colour and texture;
I create narratives that are abstract and on the verge of surrealism.
The decorative element is quite important.