My work looks at ideas of ‘Power’: what it means, the shapes that power takes and how Love as a force can underpin new understandings of what and who we deem powerful.
I am the product of a white, working class, humour fuelled, matriarchal family, raised with Love in the deeply multi cultural and often troubled South East London of the 80's and 90's.
I look at narratives that compete with the mainstream, that run and flow alongside and yet are still sidelined. I like looking at their power and the forms that they adopt.
The act of making, in its many forms, enables me to see how I feel about something. It makes the private, public and opens a space for a conversation.
My multi disciplinary practice reflects to me that I am free- not bound or limited by one way of working.
I play with the codes found in my methods of working and the materials I use: the messages of power that are still bestowed on some more than others. I tend to lean towards the underdogs.
I am drawn to non white-Western ideas of beauty and look at their power.
I like looking at ‘Another Way of Doing Things’- and I see the power in that.
Stories are my heroes. Hearing someone’s story transforms that human from being an idea and an assumption, into someone with whom I share something. There is huge shared power in that.
Site specific work lets buildings and spaces reveal to me their stories. I love that.
I make work about emotions like grief, confusion, discomfort and awkwardness and look at their power.
If Activism means to activate something or someone, then my work is a form of activism: Love Activism.