If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
a textile installation artist from cardiff. I mainly work with knit ,crochet and found objects.
About my artwork
My work attempts to break the 'no talk' rule, an unspoken system of denial, played out in dysfunctional environments, usually in family homes. I am primarily inspired by the conflict between the protection of the 'id' persona by the ego, and the desire for enlightenment. When working, I try to invoke the child inside myself, a part of my psyche which experiences tragedy and joy in an immediate primal fashion, and desires to have its needs instantly gratified.
By my attempts to juxtapose the innocence of the child, as well as its darker elements, and a search for the spiritual through creation, I seek to express the dark humor and symbolism of life, and how the psychology of the 'self' plays its part in our interpretation of our experiences.
I take inspiration, from the works of Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Howard Finster, Nicky de St Phalle and Annette Messager.
I mainly work through the medium of knit, crochet and textile work, as these forms of craft have a history in my family and have been passed down from my grandmother and mother to me. I see this matriarchal system of exchanging information and skills as valuable, and also enjoy reappropriating it in the form of installation work. The reappropriation of domesticity is a theme running through my work, as I seek to express the transformative, symbolic and ritualistic meaning that these objects contain, when put in to a different context than their intended use.
Artists I like
see above, also ruth claxton delaine le bas, howard finster and daniel johnston.
selling and shifting stuff, gigs and music, goin to the beach, spirituality.