Spatial engagement underpins my practice; an ongoing experiment where line, form and space intertwine. Employing repetition, transparency and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, my work hovers between art and architectural practice, exploring notions of place, impermanence and illusion.
I use a myriad of process-driven techniques to draw, fold and weave shapes and patterns into spaces that gently shift with the viewers’ movement and interaction. When viewed from different angles, manifold patterns and forms emerge; objects can be seen through other objects, interiors conflate into exteriors, and forms appear then disperse. Allowing an in-between state to come forth and be perceived as an entity.
My work has attracted awards such as the prestigious Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Emerging Artist Award (2013) and the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists (2010). Significant achievements include receiving Highly Commended in the Kate Derum Award (2019), selection as a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize (2019) and Paramor Prize (2017), as well as numerous international residencies; Draw International, France (2010); Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (2011); Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo (2015); Arteles Creative Centre, Finland (2018); Heima, Iceland (2018) and the Australian Tapestry Workshop (2018).
Over the past 6 years I have created diverse large-scale artworks for clients including PwC, Mimco, Melbourne International Airport, Moreland City Council, Fender Katsalidis Architects, and UAP Shanghai.