Fierce Fine Art West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
My work is grounded in the observation of moments in life. I want to make pieces that connect with and speak of our human existence, particularly mapping under-represented aspects of female lives. My work takes a range of forms depending upon my inspiration.
I have always watched people; I draw them with my eyes’. My current body of work reflects this obsession and a long held interest in life cycles. For the past five years I have recorded moments I have observed in the cycle of my own life and that of my children, tracing the emotions and relationships of my life and that of my family through pared down linear pencil images, constructed sculptures and animated photography. Originally a sculptor by training, my drawings reflect this heritage through the isolation of the key figure or figures within the frame. My concern is not with the portrait, rather in creating images that speak more widely of the human condition. My work is frank and at times brutally honest. I approach my practice from an unashamedly feminist and female perspective, frequently using my own body as a source and an expressive medium to portray the overlooked perspective of women and children within the visual arts.