My practice explores the tales we tell, to ourselves and to each other; those stories embedded deep within our culture and personal heritage that reveal so much about what it is to be human. My aim is to make art where object and meaning, substance and symbol, unite. I am intrigued by feminine icons from the ancients: Medusa, Eve and Pandora, to more contemporary icons and monsters; using the narratives of these notorious women to make objects that challenge and illuminate perceptions of women today. I am interested in excavaiting the roots of shame in women's experience. When is it that a girl-child becomes an object of shame? Is she six seconds old, six minutes, six hours? Because she surely knows it by sixteen.
I enjoy playing with the the symbolic qualities of materials, using metals from tin to gold to add to the tales I tell, spinning my yarns in both two and three dimensions, often using found boxes as settings for my scenes.