Final year project
Transference: A journal of attachment [Read more]
Transference: A journal of attachment - residual comfort
Medium: Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper Size: 508 x 609mm
My practice evolves around the affinity between psychoanalysis and art; drawing from Klein, Lacan and Winnicott’s theories of relation. The viewer is invited to engage in a performance with the work; by deciphering the conceptual and pictorial puzzles she is encouraged to move across the boundary between inner and outer worlds, positioning herself as both analyst and analysand.
Moving forward, I want to pursue questions on the complex cognitive imagining and feeling that is the empathic exchange. Expanding on how intersubjective experiences can help realise the understanding of an other. I desire to develop my practice to transcend the autobiographical and as its by-product, openly engage with an other as the social, political and environmental.
Transference: A journal of attachment - Vessle
My use of autobiography composes my artworks through storytelling; focusing on the nuances within life that can inflict intense and acute emotional pain. These writings are (re)(con)figured through poetry, reflections and verbatim. Here, I reveal perceptions and moments in therapy that underpin an open narrative to which the rest of the artworks reside.
'I attain a different kind of beauty, achieve a symmetry by means of infinite discords, showing all the traces of the mind’s passage through the world; achieve in the end, some kind of whole made of shivering fragments; to me this seems the natural process; the flight of the mind...’ Vagina Woolf, (1990).
This portfolio presents a developing body of work evolving my own visual language of meaning-making through an ongoing accumulation of artworks, forming matter-scapes. These artworks utilise a transdisciplinary approach in the synthesis of multimodal pictorial and conceptual puzzles which build an open narrative by the design of fragmentary configurations. This narrative seeks to draw attention to the parent/child relationship and its transference into intimate adult relations and the development of the self.
Diffracted readings: An enquiry into feminist art/writing methodologies and ‘new materialist’ approaches towards the contemporary installation practice of Cathy Wilkes at La Biennale di Venezia 2019
Final year project
Transference: A journal of attachment
'20 ACS Materials Prize Award
'20 SANE Creative Awards scheme
'19 Performing in the Lithuanian Pavilion’s Sun and Sea (Marina), Venice
'19 Exhibited and curated an exhibition for FORMAT international photography festival, Derby
'19 Featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, National Radio
'19 Nominated for the Mind Awards
'14-'16 Junior art director for the documentary-film company ‘Wonder’ clients included; National Theatre Live, NHS and Erased Tapes Records.