Born on an island in the pacific northwest of the United States I've lived in the United Kingdom for the past 5 years.
I undertook a BA (Hons) in Ceramics at the University of Hertfordshire graduating with a first class honours in 2019.
I am fascinated by how landscapes, environments, and the things that animate them are continuously shaped by the symbiotic interactions and collaborative tensions between both life and non-life, the tangible and the intangible.
My work asks questions about preservation ontologies with broader philosophical notions regarding duration and completion, attention, folds and fragments. The physical object —or, that which remains as sculpture —is imprinted with process, marked by my hands, arms, and legs. These are more than just the trace of the maker, but also an exploration into the reflexive synergy between these traces and their becomings and continuums. My work considers the specific lens and power/power struggles of the female body—and, more specifically, my own female body— within artistic practice.
By opening my ceramic practice to broader investigations into the gestural, haptic creation of form —performance, film, photography, sound, and colour—I have embarked on researching the creative, intuitive, and collaborative. It has challenged my understanding of the emotive, gestural and physical capacities that exist between clay and the body - as integrated materials with connotations between nature and human, ruin and preservation.
Photography Robert Chadwick
The haptic and gestural process of making, the relationships between subjects and objects, and performance and the performative aspects of both maker and material are some of the key themes I pushed forward in my MA at RCA.
Influenced by the performative aspects in nature and landscapes I re-animate these gestures, these bends and curves with my hands.