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I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, installed spaces, sound and film. I am a 3D3 PhD Candidate at the University of Plymouth.
My work is preoccupied by landscape and the emotional and experiential affect it has on one – I’m interested in the possibilities offered by multiple interpretations of an event, and the spectrum of experiences that can be felt either according to different people, changing moods or a lapse in time. An element underlying much of my work is the moment of transition between states, whether that is of determinacy, visibility, comfort, or even understanding. Through researching both the sublime and the uncanny, I have come to realise that it is that moment of being on the cusp or in a liminal zone between emotions or perceptions that is the powerful essence that I try to channel through my work.
Landscape embodies metaphorical roles – for me it is totemic of notions of wilderness, strength, curiosity, gender and solitude. Alongside this symbolism, there is a very real and experiential aspect, where I can test out my own aptitude or memory of each of these qualities.
I am interested in negotiating what resonance the theory of the sublime has for me; a woman and mother; never solitary; never heroic; never a Caspar David Friedrich-esque Wanderer.
Landscape is a vessel or repository for me to put aspirations, imaginings, moods and memories into. Under these circumstances I mythologise the landscape, imbue it with characteristics or personality. At other times, it provides the spur or experience that pushes me into that ‘cusp’ area, beyond my comfort zone, into a heightened, magnified experience. Here the landscape is less an extension of myself, but an external force to be worked around, negotiated. This inverse relationship is what I try to convey in my work, the duality or schism between experience and observation.