I enjoy working across disciplines to create works that strive to be poignant, socially relevant and materially stimulating for the viewer’s senses. These works are largely 'wearable sculptures’ for live art and performance. I experiment with materials such as fibre optics, metalwork, plastics and casted resins, alongside more traditional fibres and fabrics to explore the properties and effects different materials have when placed on the human body. I am particularly interested in creating striking sculptural forms which can be enhanced through the use of media incorporating light, olfactory, sound and tactile elements to create an intense sensory experience.
I choose to dress the body in these forms as I am fascinated by how our sensory experiences of the world can be enhanced. I feel this process begins with the body itself, as my practice seeks to establish how multi-sensory art can facilitate deeper levels of engagement through immersion. Creative engagement with community groups in Scotland and internationally, has allowed me to explore the relationship between sensory perception and how meaningful experiences can be translated and articulated through multiple sensory channels. In this respect, my work strives to be accessible and inclusive.