I am most compelled by nature, and humans as nature. I am influenced by a broad and eclectic range of thinkers and artists. Inter-relationships, co-creativity and mutual reciprocity, those borders between people and/or places, between human and microbiome, tree and mycelium and the psychoanalytic spaces of intersubjectivity fascinate me. I suspect these liminal spaces are somehow maternal in nature and have a kind of transformative energetics that we have only begun to name and see. These are what I want to find when I make art, but they are perhaps not always what I find.
I feel art has an urgent role to play in bringing the over-looked emotional labour of cradling and care into the consciousness of a culture that has privileged individualism and illusory independence to the point of climate crisis and global social injustice. I am motivated by exploring inter-generational trauma, loss, division, environmental inter-connectedness alongside the ability to self-heal, journey to some integration/wholeness by trusting in the wildish nature of the earth/body and making visible the maternal structures of ecosystems.