I acknowledge the palawa and pakana people of lutruwita/trowunna/Tasmania, the custodians of the lands in which I live and work. I give my respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.
My practice is open-ended and speculative, I often work within set frameworks to create subtle, material-based installations. Each work is deeply connected to process and place, and often uses art practice and systems as the ‘site’ within which to respond. Recent projects have culminated in growing salt crystals on the walls of a gallery in Melbourne, casting concrete vessels to carry spring water from lutruwita/Tasmania to Mparntwe/Alice Springs, writing a one act play for two LCD screens to perform and using porcelain clay in place of filler to repair the imperfections on the walls of a heritage listed gallery in Queensland.
The significance of materiality in each work allows for it to contribute to a broader critique of art making and experience. There is an innate self-consciousness in each work that speaks to the problems of being human, and of being a human making art.