My creative practice is intentional…porous…elastic…holistic…performative…
It is a lived practice connected to personal, collective, political, social, ecological and spiritual transformation and becoming.
I explore interconnections between conceptions and expressions of self (identity, memory, story) and the world (culture, ecosystems, ontologies). I aim to empathise, uncover/unlearn and create space and opportunities for dialogue, connection, compassion and positive social action and outcomes.
Creativity enables encounters and opportunities to inspire, sustain and perpetuate wellbeing , resilience, justice and self determination. It enables opportunities to connect, collaborate and cocreate and affect positive change for people, the environment and local communities.
My creative practice helps me to uncover/unlearn discover and reconnect, transition and become. I am on a personal journey of learning to unlearn things used to frame my identity as ” something other/less than” and relearning how to voice the absent, embrace the space between and reconnect with new possibilities
My creative practice encompasses visual art, craft, design (including digital/online/hybrid social learning), craftivism, poetry, writing, performance, organic growing/gardening/permaculture and music.
Sometimes the thing that I make, design, grow or do turns out to be an object that others can wear or that says something about someone’s story and journey and some people call it jewellery or adornment … sometimes the object is me via performance or performative processes…sometimes it is something that people use for social learning or to communicate interesting concepts or to encourage compassion and action towards social justice...sometimes it prompts discussion and/or action: to comfort, to shift, to irritate, to challenge. …sometimes it is just about being and becoming….sometimes people call it craft /craftivism/art.