A self - taught artist raised in Northern Ireland, I came to art through a desire to heal personal trauma, with over 10 years experience in the fashion industry textiles is the language I feel most fluent in. I use ‘found’ fabrics from my own clothes to London factory production excess, keeping my practice as sustainable as possible. The textiles are then used in a mixture of applique, experimental fabric manipulation and embroidery to create figurative and abstract art. Revisiting what was traditionally seen as ‘women’s work’ and the laborious hand processes in our fast - paced digital age.
A desire to story tell, blending mythology, personal experiences and current sociopolitical movements influences my work. An avid reader of contemporary and classic inter -sectional feminist literature my mind is always occupied by the ways we need to change our world for the better.
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Photographs by Gordon Stabbins