Briefly, describe your art practice? Research, think, experiment, decide, make, worry, let go – repeat, in no particular order . . .
What inspires you to make art work? Anything – an idea, usually something that makes a connection, that re-connects me with my inner being and sparks a desire to research, to create, to say something worthwhile, to connect with people and with life.
Explain the basis of your art project for The Bonkers Contemporary Show My work for the Bonkers Contemporary Show is based on my experience of both History of Art and Contemporary Art Practice. My current work explores combining these two interests. My project for Bonkers Contemporary explores the imagery and iconography of the symbols of cross and crucifixion, repurposed to express our universal experience of loss, betrayal, shame, hurt, fear, love, and the possibility of forgiveness, in a contemporary secular context, particularly from a woman’s perspective.
Who are your role models artistically? Cornelia Parker, Suzanne Lacy, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois – many more women who have not comprised their artistic integrity.
What do you think is your most AMAZING achievement in art today? My most AMAZING achievement in art has been returning to art school as a mature student to complete the practical study of a lifelong passion that had been relegated to the shadows of my creative life. Having previously studied History of Art at Edinburgh University, I graduated in 2016 with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art. My relationship with art has been transformed and I am now exploring combining these two areas of study in provocative, contemporary contexts. Other than that creating my installation The Diabolical Dance for the Aberdeen Look Again festival 2016, during my final year at art school was pretty amazing!
Describe your art in 5 words. Enigmatic, profound, bold, sensitive, provocative