FWFA Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
I graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art from Manchester School of Art in summer 2018. I am commencing a Masters degree in Fine Art in September 2018, also at Manchester School of Art. I am a mature student who took up further education at a later age and therefore career focused, highly self-driven and determined to convey strong social and cultural awareness through my work.
A feminist approach to motherhood in contemporary art is the anchor point in my practice. The female body is evidenced as a dysfunction, projecting a sense of its fallibility. Specialising in sculpture, my work explores the relationship between the human body and environmental concerns. Drawing from influences as diverse as Louise Bourgeois and Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, I create bodily forms. Throughout my studies I have been highly fascinated by the female form and its fragility, which is evident in my practise. What starts out as various experimental figurative pieces soon becomes manipulated into abstracted visceral forms, leaving only a sense of body politics. As the visceral forms become part of an installation through prodding, spilling and invasion the viewer is left with a sense of narratives of violation and often stirs a sense of unsettlement.