I have been working as a socially engaged artist for the past 17 years. My arts practice is centered on the belief that everyone has a story to tell and that the telling of these stories has an intrinsic value both to the teller and their community.
My work interlaces individual stories with social history, researching and recording everyday stories that might otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Where voices have been silenced, my practice helps them find a creative way to speak out. I facilitate groups and individuals to tell their stories through a variety of forms including creative writing, oral history, digital storytelling, animation, book making and sculpture. Together we weave the individual strands into a living tapestry of Visual Narratives.
“You have a very warm, empathic and enabling style. You made the workshop special.”
In my 3D practice, I both cast from the body and create figurative forms, exploring the ways in which our personal and collective stories are frequently embedded within our bodies.
All my work is grounded by an ongoing fascination with, and research into, the healing qualities of literature, myth, fairytales, storytelling, dream and archetype.
My work brings together over 24 years of training and working within the worlds of holistic health, body work, dance, creative writing, journalism, film, community arts, photography and sculpture. I am grateful to all the amazing teachers I’ve met along the way, not least my two amazing daughters.